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8/1/11

ANOTHER MILESTONE...

TODAY IS DUSTY'S BIRTHDAY....



She came from an average middle class American family.

Unlike some of the teens you hear about who run away from alcoholic or drug addicted parents, she just wasn't happy at home. She didn't get along with her step dad. Her mom wasn't aware of his mental abuse, didn't know the scope of the physical abuse, and wasn't a happy person herself.

Dusty had an older sister who'd left home as a teen and chose to live life in the fast lane. Drugs, money, freedom....

Dusty thought this was how she wanted to live also. So she left to find her sister, and she did.

She was 13..

She joined a gang, got addicted to drugs, was in and out of detention homes

She went home for awhile at 15 but decided it just wouldn't work.

Eventually she married, but he was also into drugs....

There's much more to her story...

But the important part is where she's at now.

She's remarried, has two great kids,

Is drug free, stopped smoking, gained weight :)

Is PTA President at her kids school

And Co Chair for the Community Action Center.

Dusty is also my daughter....

And I'm so very, very proud of her.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY # 34 DUSTY
















YOUR MOM LOVES YOU

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5 comments:

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Nothing I like better than a success story! I'm in awe of the hard work it took to change things around so completely.

Happy Birthday, Dusty!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Ditto to PJ's comment.
Happy birthday to your sweetie!!!!
xo

Auntie said...

Happy to hear there is a happy ending!

Pearl said...

Congrats to her and my how beautiful she is. Not an easy road as my sis never made it out alive. I'm so happy for this lovely lady.

Mama, Hear Me Roar said...

Wow, what an awesome story. Happy belated birthday, Dusty! You must be so proud.