While my parents were such a strong factor in my childhood, my twin sister was the most influential person. We have always been so close and dependent on each other since all we had at an early age was each other. I remember when I would feel lost or troubled growing up, my sister would always comfort me by saying “sissy, do not cry, I am here.” Those words were encouraging and made me strong. I feel if we had not been adopted together my life would have not been as rich. My sister is my rock to this day and even in my childhood, she was my foundation in learning to trust and feel secure.
As I mentioned, my parents raised our family in a strict and conservative environment and our lives were structured around the beliefs of our church. My religion was Southern Baptist and I attended church three times a week. All my activities were based around Sunday school, choir and church
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