living my dream
Organized by: lanique boyd
Name is LaNiqu’e and here is my story... My story starts with my parents they were married 27 years. My dad was a military sergeant he is now a disabled veteran his knees got blown off my a hand grenade when he came home from the military he went to a bar in Detroit Michigan and met this woman named Gwendolyn King who is my mom. She was the bar tender. They got together then years later they ran off to Las Vegas and got married!!!!! Later down in life they had my older brother he is now 25 years old and 7 years later they had me they child they were not planning I was the "mistake" child but It's okay I’m going to make something of myself but guess what ??? My mom started doing drugs...... in and out of rehab my dad tried to help and much as he could and he wasn't giving up one day this beautiful lady with a baby named Noah comes to our house and ask if my mom was home I said no who are you she said I just need your mom at that time it was just me and my brother home so we left her outside and we went in the house and called my mom. My mom came home then later come to find out she was our cousin so I loooove babies! And I started playing with Noah he was so cute my dad comes home and his eyes lit up and whispered who is that? I said our new family he said wow! And this is where it all goes wrong..... savannah ( my cousin ) divorced her husband... my dad was continuing to help my mom get help but he gave up without me and my brother knowing one day he told me and my brother to pack our bags and he had bought a house and we left without taking "mommy" I kept asking daddy where is mommy where is she ? I never got a answer then next thing you know I'm in a court room with a judge asking who is the better parents... you can't choose parents I said both we stayed in and out of the court custody battles.. my mom couldn't pass any drug test so of course my dad have legal custody of me ... savannah and Noah moved in she had no place to go .. since divorced It never occurred to me that they were sleeping in the same bed I was young... one day savannah wasn't feeling well so we took her to the hospital and were all waiting then I will never forget this .... the doctor walks out and say " congratulations your having a girl " ... my heart stopped the only thing that could go through my head was how could family sleep with family I know alllll about sex so I knew exactly what was going on I hated her I never spoke to her or talked to her to this day I still find it hard to say hello she had the baby.. I felt lonely. I was use to being the only girl ( she also have another son ) (21 she had when 15) one day we go to red lobster and were enjoying food then he stops and get down on one knee and ask if he could marry her she said yes of course me and my brother looked at each other and was speechless like you have sex with family now you marry family we get kicked out the house one day so we found this house on the east side to rent and we witnessed people get shot on our front yard car accidents break inn’s just too much My name is LaNiqu’e Boyd and I want to create a good story of my own.. I want to get a used cheap car, go to college and become a amazing A.S.D ( autism spectrum disorder ) teacher and make something of myself and do good for the world. I want to have enough money saved so by the time im 18 in july I can get a small place of my own and focus on school. I am a hard worker I try and try and never give up I don’t let numbers define who I am So this is who I am.