Up from the Ashes
“Mommy and Daddy are the paper,” said 9-year-old Tyshaun, “but I’m the glue. I’m going to hold this family together.”
Tyshaun was just 9 years old when she and her mom and sister had to sleep on the streets.
“It was scary,” she remembers.
Tyshaun’s father, Clyde, had just gone to jail for forgery. Her mother, Kim, had just been released, after serving time for writing bad checks. Both parents struggled with alcoholism, and the family had lost their home.
“In The Valley of Dry Bones” “It was God’s way of getting my attention. Had I recovered quickly, I would’ve gone back to the streets and my self-destructive ways.” — By Larry I lived on the streets for about 16 years…that is, if you can call it “living.” Mostly, I was just wandering from place …
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