I was 15 when I met him. He was 5’10, light skinned, and built like a God. I loved his smile. He had the prettiest white teeth ever. He was very handsome. He resided in the Valley Green projects. I wasn’t from there but, I didn’t live far away. If it was for my cousin DeeDee, I wouldn’t have met him at all. She had a boyfriend around there and one day I was allowed to go with her. I meet him and I was in heaven. I continued to go visit even after DeeDee and her man broke up. Nothing was going to keep me from him. I was about to turn 16 in a week. I was excited. It was summertime and I was working a summer job through the Summer Job Program. I remember him calling my house and I’m trying to talk but my grandma was constantly in ear shot of my conversation. He asked me what did I want for my birthday, what I wanted to say was,YOU. What came out of my mouth was a necklace. Now I was still a virgin, but I was ready to experience sex. DeeDee and I would talk about sex and I would ask a lot of questions. The last thing she told me was, “The only way to know about it is to do it". Carnell asked me if that was all I wanted. I couldn’t say nothing more than yes. The way my grandma was circling me, I thought she was reading my lips. I made plans quickly as I could and hung up. I was going to see him on my birthday.
Never in a millions years would I have thought that I would be getting divorced. We’ve been together for 15 years total, but we’ve only been married 7 years. August 17th, made 7 years. This year has been nothing but a revelation. Anything and everything that could happen did. In January my husband and I got into a heated argument over the taxes. We were to receive a return and the IRS confiscated it due to debit I owed. In 2017, I elected to remove a large sum of money from an account that was not collecting any interest. Before I could have it deposited into my bank account, I would have to pay taxes on it. From my understanding, that process was handled and the money was deposited. 2019 rolls around and here I am being slapped with a 10,000 dollar tax debt because the federal tax amount that was deducted was a improper amount. Apparently the amount taken was 10,000 dollars short of their prior calculation. My husband, who works Overseas as a contractor, emails me in a rage. The conversation was all about how hard he works for his money and because I neglected to pay my taxes, they took his money. Nevermind that we filed together and I work as well. We are arguing back and forth and I tell him that I’m going to get the money (our tax refund) back. At this point, I need to get on the ball and figure out something.