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My mother or Sandra, as I like to call her.
She has the most significant influence on me.
Sandra has taught me the amount of alcohol a human being can consume before forgetting the have children. Four children to be exact.
She has taught me the age on must mature to take care of their family. Eleven in my case.
She has taught me how to bathe, dress and put a drunk person to sleep. Useful.
Are these lessons negative in a child's life? I will leave that to opinion.
MY mother may have taught me many things but she was only a catalyst to my self-realization. Her constant drunken state has made me realize many things.
I realized how I can care for the ones I love.
I realized how I can be someone in life without my mother beside me-she is beside the toilet, spewing her last tequila bottle of Patron.
I realized how I can be the best I can be and get ahead in life.
My mother will always be my mother-alcohol bottles and all.
But I choose who I can and want to be.
For I am my own person.
I am Gennesses. I work three jobs to pay the bills. I am a hardworking student.
I am the eldest child of Sandra Martinez.
My wonderful, alcoholic Sandra.
Sandra is not a negative factor in my life. On the contrary, she has helped me value myself for what I am highly worth. She has helped me love myself. I didn't need alcohol to tell me that.
She can be viewed as a bad mother.
Wanting to cuddle with her best pal-Vodka-than her 3 year old son.
Needing her teenage daughter to be the responsible adult of the household.
Attempting to be sober for at least an hour everyday.
Sandra Martinez can be many things-including my mother- but she has made me who I am today.
For that, I am forever grateful.