Family Timeline and Events through 3 generations
Father was born to a single mother, never knew his father raised by his grandmother.
Met his father later on in life.
Mother was (Janice Weatherspoon) was born to to both of her parents.
Both parents were 16 years old at the time.
Because of increased abuse of Alcohol and irresponsible behaviour as a husband or a father.
Janice loved her father and always felt deep resintment about this.
Father's High School Days
Dad was a high school basketball star
Struggled majorly with drugs and alcohol, and had a major anger problem because of never knowing his father, always felt like something in his life was missing .
He was not yet a believer in Christ.
Received a Scholarship to Mary Holmes Jr. College for basketball
Went to Mary Holmes Jr. College in West Point , Miss on a basketball scholarship
Partied all the time and really lost his meaning for living
Because of his increasing anger in disregard for authority he got into a brutal fight with one of his teamatesat lost his scholarship.
Mother engaged to a high school sweet heart who was now serving in the navy and planned to marry her once she graduated high school
Having no where to go my father turned to his biological father, who was living a cush financial life in Los Angeles, California with his new wife.
While he was there he got an associates degree in computer/electronics
Realized that the anger that he had toward his father was only hurting himself and promised that he would nver be that type of father.
Dad sees my mom go crazy on this guy at the YMCA who tried to touch her butt and for some reason was highly atrracted to my mother.
Mom ended her engagement so they could start dating.
Parents are still not married at this time.
Mother is a believer in Christ, Father is not
My father at this time was very grandiose, he loved to make money and spend it all the more. Because he had never been in a home to where he had seen a atable household, he really didnt know how to be what he needed to be....so for a period of time they were separated
Because of everything that was going on within my household, I could care less about school.
We have to move in with my great grandmother, Elizabeth Smith; the woman who raised my dad, that is when things in my parents life started to change
Our lives were blessed with not one but two babies....it was awesome