My addictions began when I was 13 years old. They became pretty severe pretty quickly. For a long time, I did not care about myself or my life. Soon after I turned 21, I discovered that I was pregnant. The day I found out that I was going to become a mommy, I quit everything. I immediately began to care about myself and my life. How could I not?! I was carrying such precious cargo. She needed me, and gosh, did I need her. I practically turned my life around overnight. Before we could meet face to face, my daughter meant more to me than any drug, drink, or self-inflicted scar ever could have. Yes, I had been living in a trench for so long, but she was the most beautiful and exquisite flower that bloomed there, and the best part is, she bloomed there just for me. I do not fear the darkness because it is in the darkness that I found my brightest light, my Kaylah girl. You may not understand this poem, but it means an insane amount to me.
Thank you for reading.
Also, I hated chocolate until I became pregnant with my daughter. Now, I crave it.
And thank you, God.