My life has been rough since I was three years old. I’ve been sexually abused by three people. It happened when I was three, six, seven, and nine years old. It’s always been someone related to me. Life hasn’t always been that bad. Then again most of my life I was raised by my real mom. I had to take care of my little brother all by myself when I was only seven years old.
Surviving difficult times can be hard and also easy. My life has been easy and also hard at times. I think the hardest time I have ever lived is what I am in now--foster care. Foster care has been hard for me even though I haven’t been in it very long, just since April 20. The reason it’s been the hardest is because I was so close to my mom, because when the last abasement occurred, my mother asked me what had been going on. She caught the 3rd person abusing me twice. I told her to let him stay the first time because I was very afraid of him. He had threatened to kill my mom and my little brother. It wasn’t my fault or my mom’s either. It was his. He knew what he was doing was wrong.