Personal Narrative: Rasta Man's Cousin

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Rasta Man’s Cousin And Another Dream One day when I went out to get something to eat, I bumped into Rasta Man’s cousin. She told me that he had been asking about me and she asked if I wanted his number. I told her no. She was like girl, you better go ahead and get that money. I told her again no thanks. She was like I’m gonna tell him you acting funny. I just smiled and walked away.

Weeks later after encountering Rasta Man’s cousin, I had a dream. I was awakened out of my sleep early in the morning. I had dreamed about TJ and Jessica. Even though TJ told me he wasn’t dealing with Jessica anymore, I could tell when he was, because I would have a dream about her, and after having a dream about her, I’d find out he was with
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I asked TJ if he could watch the children on Tahzera 's 1st birthday so she wouldn’t have to be in daycare on her first birthday. Surprisingly he agreed. I was so happy that she wouldn’t have to spend her special day somewhere she really didn’t want to be. I took the children over to his house the night before her birthday. I decided to stay too. The next morning, we were awakened by a loud knock at the door. T.J 's mom 's boyfriend had opened the door. It was the police. They had a warrant for TJ 's arrest. They apprehended him right on the spot. The children and I stayed in the room while all of this was going down. TJ was locked up on our baby girls first birthday. I remember that it was around this time that I began to use alcohol as a coping mechanism heavily. I was never much of a drinker. In fact I didn’t start consume alcoholic beverages until I was in my twenties. The particular kind of wine I was introduced to had a very pleasant taste. So, after that exposure, here and there, I would drink for the taste mostly and for social purposes: eventually it was to help me cope with what I was allowing myself to go through. At times I would use it to help me go to sleep. I had to stomach a lot of bull crap trying to keep TJ in the children 's life, or so I thought. I had plenty of nights I couldn’t sleep because I was in so much pain. Alcohol became my sleep deprivation …show more content…
I gave him my new address, because we hadn’t seen each other since I left my old apartment. He came over and we stayed in the living room chatting while Tra and Tahzera was sleep in my bedroom. He asked me if I needed anything for my new place. I lied and told him I was good, when I really did need a few things. We watched T.V for a while, and then he came and laid on my stomach. I let him know we weren’t doing anything. After while he got up, I had to go check on Tra because he was coughing pretty bad. When I came back in the living room, Rasta Man asked me to come over by him. He grabbed my hand, and sat me down on his lap, and just talked to me. I remember thinking that he was acting strange. I wasn’t use to him being this affectionate. Shortly after, Tahzera woke up. I told him it was time to go. I didn’t want my baby girl around just any

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