It’s been ten years. Ten years since I have had any sort of contact with my father. There’s been no phone calls, no text messages, no letters, and especially no confrontation. Most people think growing up without a parent is the most difficult thing a child can do. I would agree if say one parent had passed away or the parents split up. But for me, it really wasn’t that bad. It’s all I had ever known. My parents had me at a very young age. I guess you could call it an accident. Now I don’t consider my life to be an accident, because I know that being born was one of the best things that could ever happen to a family, but I was definitely an unexpected surprise for my seventeen year old mother and eighteen year old father. My mom and dad weren’t married and they didn’t stay together too much longer after I was born. I remember when I was really young, we lived in Powell, Wyoming while my mom went to college. I lived with her and her older brother, Josh. Josh helped raise me when my mom had class. When we moved back to Worland, I used to spend a few weekends with my dad and his new family.
My stepmom’s name was Virgie although I never really claimed her as that. She didn’t like the idea of me and I hated the idea of her. We never really saw eye to eye on anything. I had two new step-sisters, Vanessa and Camille. It was like being Cinderella over at their house without the ball and the fancy dress and prince charming. I had two evil step-sisters and an evil step-mother that wanted nothing to do with me. I also had a step-brother. His name is Jesse. It’s weird to look back and see how things have changed over the years. Back when I would spend weekends with my dad, Vanessa was the sister that I didn’t get along with. She’s the oldes...
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...I have contact with my dad, but she doesn’t know I go spend hours talking to him some days. He really is trying though as much as he knows how. He gave me money for Christmas and money for my birthday. He said he doesn’t really know what else I wanted, but every teenager loves money. How right he is! He also offered to help pay for my senior pictures which was awfully nice and very unexpected of him. He works a lot, so it’s hard to catch him at home. The weirdest thing about me getting to know my dad is that my mom doesn’t have anything to say about it. She never once has said anything bad about him, which would normally affect my decision. She just goes with it which actually makes me curious, but curiosity killed the cat, so I’m doing my best to take it slow and do what’s right for me. I am almost an adult now, so I guess it’s time I start making those decisions.
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