Lost Baby Brother

by "Jenae"
(oklahoma)

I am 15 years old, I am great with kids and i love them especially when they're related to me. On 12/24/07 my dad's girlfriend a long time drug abuser had a premature baby. He made it out alive but not without some complications. He is now almost 6 and doesnt even weigh 50 pounds. On 12/16/12 I found out that the same woman who is currently in the department of corerections had another kid (my brother) on 12/13/12. I didnt know she was pregnant. I didnt know anything was wrong, until i i got a call the morning on December 16th saying "Baby, i got something to tell you,and its not gonna be easy to hear. But Tammy (my dads wife) just had a baby on thursday and he passed away last night (12/15/12). I didnt know what to do. I was angry no one gave me the oppurtunity to pray for his health that nobody told me till after he was gone. but now im just sad that i never got to hold him, or watch him grow into a man. His name was Joseph Mark Cooper Jr. and he died in our daddys arms.

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Dec 18, 2012
Lost Baby Brother
by: Doreen U.K.

Jenae I am sorry for your loss of the brother you did not get to know about or hold. You were kept in the dark and not treated with the respect you should have. Let your Dad know this. It is no use bottling up these emotions. You are Young at 15yrs. and perhaps your father has not realised that you are a young woman and you do have feelings and needs. Let him know this, and how it has hurt you by not being respected. You are behaving like and adult and your father has not recognised this and responded in the same way.
Your father may be so preoccupied with his girlfriend and what is going on in his world that he has just dismissed events from you or just not processed this wisely which would be to INCLUDE you in his world.
If you don't speak out, then what is not CONFRONTED won't CHANGE.
I wish you Peace and Comfort in your Grief. I hope that Life improves for you and that your father will wake up and include you in His Life.

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