I have been reading her book....most interesting....I like her style..so thank you for the link...
Well...I have been dealing with a bit of self revelation here lately....for a couple of weeks, I have ben wondering why I am taking her case so personally..her successes / failures, ups/ downs...and it hit me...like the proverbial ton of bricks. For some reason, I am seeing myself in her. Why, I have no idea. We don't look at all alike, circumstances are no where similar, family issues are not even remotely close, even racial makeup is different....so go figure. But, sometimes, you just need to know when to let go. I have accepted it that she needs to live and experience life, even when it will hurt. Her choices now are basically all wrong (at least in my opinion). The gangs, drugs, sex....not good choices for a 13 year old, yet her choice is to turn her back on the support system that was in place. Funny thing is...the other day, I just bumped into her, I just smiled and waved, not speaking. She lit up, huge smile, and waved back....but she had her crew with her and I was off on an errand, so no words were spoken...not sure if we would have talked or not..but her reaction was interesting.
She is in my prayers, hoping she gets her life in order before too much damage is done or too much time has passed.
And now, sadly, I have other kids who are having issues, and they are taking my time. Seems like there is no shortage of drama and trauma in the ghetto.