Day 7 500 words challenge My son Michael
Michael has been a difficult kid since he went to Michigan and met his sperm donor. Yes, that is all he is a sperm donor. My main goal was to keep John and Michael away from their sperm donor but I failed and because of that, my son has been in prison since he was 17 years old.
At the age of 5 years old Michael was underneath his bad playing with a lighter and this caused a big house fire. Michael was a firebug and we had to do everything we could to keep all matches, lighters, or anything else out of his reach that he could start fires with. Michael outgrew this habit when he was about 7 years old.
Michael was a popular in school with the girls and had lots of friends. Michael was also a class clown. When we lived in Gainesboro TN ( Jackson County) a place I hated, he put a condom on the door knob of his classroom. They tried to get him for sexual harassment for this dumb prank.
Michael went to Michigan and met John (his sperm donor). John thought it would be ok to introduce Michael to drugs and teach him how to do home invasions. At the age of 17 years old and in the state of Michigan you are an adult, therefore if you parents want you home where you belong it is just too bad. Police won’t do anything. Michael and John (sperm donor) both got caught doing the home invasions and they both went to prison. John had just gotten out after spending 10 years there and Michael went to prison for 4 years.
When Michael got out he came to Arkansas where we lived at the time. He was staying out of trouble because there was nothing where we were at. We lived 45 minutes away from the closest Walmart. Christmas day 2012 Michael told me he was leaving and going back to Michigan. This was 10 months after I had lost John (my son) and had just gotten Michael back. This is when we packed up and went back to Michigan and this is where it all went down hill for him.
Shortly after we moved back to Michigan, Michael got into drugs. My sister then OD and dead from drugs, My cousin Bruce, and Michael were hanging out and Bruce died in my front room from a drug overdose. I thought when we lost Bruce that this was going to open Michael’s’ eyes and it did for about a week.
We were in Tennessee looking for a house to buy while we were in Tennessee Michael decided he would take a handful of Xanax and then he got in trouble and went back to prison in June of 2014.
As of today, he is still in prison in the state of Michigan. He got 24 months for violation of parole, in February 2016, he went up for parole and was denied. Michael is Joshua’s biological father and if you haven’t read the previous posts, Bill and I adopted Joshua. Michael has never seen Joshua only in pictures. I am going next month to visit and taking Joshua. I am excited but also have mixed feelings about this. If Michael can get out and stay away from the drugs and get his life on the right path, he can be a part of Joshua’s life and Joshua can know Michael as his dad. This will never change the fact that Bill and I are Joshua’s parents. My hopes are that Michael gets his life together, so if something happens to his dad and me, he can finish raising Joshua. As long as I am alive Joshua will remain with us. We are his parents and we couldn’t imagine our life without him.
A few things that I feel I must say:
I know I talk about people dying from drugs a lot, however, I do want it to be know I do not do drugs but have loved ones that have taken that path in life. So many people are taking that path in life and we are losing our loved ones way before we should. I just wish there was a way to get our loved ones to see what it is doing to their lives. You cannot make someone get help if they can’t see that they have a problem or are ready for help. This is why we lose so many.
It is hard to understand addiction unless you have experienced it. Ken Hensley
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