As a mother your main goal in life is to protect, love and cherish your child. Naturally, we want to give our children more than what we had. Every parent does what they believe is best for their child but sometimes life doesn't turn out the way you want it. Parents could spend forever planning out their child’s life to ensure it is filled with opportunity. Unfortunately it seems that sometimes all of your thoughts and ideas you had for your child disappear. That happened to my family when Steven turned 12. At first he would come home late and I could hear him vomit in the bathroom. He came home one evening when I had a tupperware party and vomited in front of everyone. Of course I made up excuses often blaming it on the flu! At the time I had the “not my child” mentality, what a fool I was! From then on my house was a disaster area.