Family Shares Mother’s Day story
(Memphis) Mother`s Day Latasha Peeples and her grandmother go through pictures from over the years.
“We`ve been through so many things together, trials and tribulations.” said Peeples.
The first trial was 28 years ago, when Addie Mitchell received a phone call from strangers who were also drug users in Phoenix, Arizona.
“My mom had me and got into some trouble. My grandmother got a phone call that this baby was just born and you need to come and get her.” said Peeples.
At the time, Mitchell was almost done raising kids, but with little money she boarded a bus for the cross-country trip to pick up her then 7 week old grandchild and start all over.
“It was what I had to do, to go and save her from destruction.” recalled Mitchell.
The duo continued going through tough times, for 7 years they lived in a Memphis motel.
“The motel wasn`t one room it was our home and that`s the way we respected it.” expressed Mitchell.
“I don`t know where I would be if it wasn`t for her.” said Peeples.
Peeples says, she`ll will always cherish her grandmother`s lessons of love and compassion.
“Growing up I didn`t have a mother or a father, I just had my grandmother. I just want people to understand you have appreciate the people in your life” stated Peeples.
Mitchell hopes what she constantly drilled into her granddaughter will spread to others, that you can overcome anything.
Like spending the first weeks of your life, living with strangers, to being a college graduate.