When this mom is concerned that she made a parenting error, she asks Reddit:
My (36F) daughter (16F) was born at a complicated moment of my life. I had left my parents' home in Vermont and ended up working as a maid in a hotel in Miami. I am not ashamed, but it was not nice.
It was there where I met a black man named Oscar, he wasn't rich or anything but he offered me certain security and love in a moment I was feeling really alone and hopeless.
We moved in together and I got pregnant. Our baby was born and Oscar named her Tayesha, I was ok with that name at the time.
When she was only 3, Oscar was arrested for drug trafficking and sentenced to 15 years in prison.
I decided to not let that destroy my life or my daughter's future. It was hard but I got a new job as a waitress and did my best to rise my girl alone, until I reconnected with my parents and they started to help us more.