Those of you who were here last fall, know that my nephew is/was in AA & a heroin withdrawal program. I won't bore you with the whole store.
He's 30 and he met a girl, 22, at the heroin program. I think met her last year sometime. Family party perhaps. They live together in a room they rent in a house about 45 minutes from where his parents live. She has no contact with her family save one sister. They both get welfare and Medicaid, food stamps, etc. Neither one has ever had a job. Nephew may or may not have bipolar.
Thanksgiving surprise was the announcement that they will be having their first child in May. THEIR first child. Now I know I should have paid more attention at the time.
Yes, the little girl, EDD 5/30, is their first child. She had a son two years ago who was removed by CPS. She has no custody or parental rights but she does get a visit about once a month. I assume the child was taken because of the heroin. I don't know, no one is talking.
I made Facebook because M was always teasing me that I was the only person she knew without it. I phone, visit, write, much more than do anything with FB.
This young lady requested me as a friend so I went to her page. Nothing really unusual. Some silly stuff, talking with her GFs, trying to place a litter of cats, and the like.
The only unusual thing was that she was posting in CAPS how many hours she has gone without a cigarette. It's been a whole 17 hours. And the baby is due May 30th.
She's applying for a ":mother's scholarship" (not a clue there) and complained that her dermal anchor piercing are falling out.
Tell me, should I worry or just RUN?
I have no problem with not being married but a total of $1100 in welfare a month does worry me. My youngest sister is giving a baby shower in late April. I guess I should go, right?