Maria’s dad was in the military and a workaholic. Not sure when his military career ended but it was probably around the same time she was born but little is known about it. Not even Maria’s mother could tell you what he did because it was “Top Secret”. So the only time she got to spend with her dad was at 5am before he left for his 12+ hr workday.
She loved her daddy but rarely ever got to see him. And as she grew up the time became less and less until one day she remembers waving goodbye to him in the driveway as her and her brother and mother drove off to their new home.
On rare occasions she would see her dad, but it wasn’t too often. Even through her teen years she would wait for him outside but something would come up and he wouldn’t show up. Holiday’s were super tough because he would bring her back to where the nightmare begin unbeknownst to him what his baby girl went through. It wasn’t until she was a lot older did he learn of the sexual abuse from his own brother. What kind of sick bastard does this to a small child?
Maria never knew what ever came from all that but she felt like telling everyone what happened when she was little drove her even further away from her dad and his side of the family. Like how can a 8 yr old make up these kind of traumatic events that started when she was 4 years old? Deep down inside she wishes her daddy was here to protect her but he wasn’t. To be honest he was not there for anything, ever. She never knew what it was like to have a “Father Figure” in her life but yet he was her first love.
I guess this is where it all begin, Maria’s need to be loved by a man. Growing up as a teen she was guarded but eventually fell in love in her Sophomore year. This was her first real relationship and it was pretty great the first year. After the years went on, she had a hard time dealing with the challenges of having to grow up so fast and clung to him for dear life. But like most guys at 17 or 18, they weren’t ready for a full-time commitment as a Father or even husband so they soon parted ways. They tried to make it work but things just got out of hand so it ended when Maria turned 19 and gave birth to their daughter.
It was hard for Maria to accept the fact that she was now going to be a single mom. She thought that they would be together forever like some romance novel. He was a great guy, they were just so young and needed to go their own ways and mature a little. So she got her own place eventually and went back and got her G.E.D. She was determined to succeed no matter what life dealt her. And she worked her butt off raising her beautiful little girl, working full-time and going back to school to later graduate and become a teacher.
She did have a lot of fun through her early twenties. Dating some exciting people. Most people either loved her or envied her. She was quite a spitfire. It didn’t matter if you were a famous NBA player or drummer in one of the hottest groups in Motown, she would keep you on your toes. She never let their money or fame get to her head although she was highly sought after the minute she walked in the room. And this is where she learned to use her charm to woo men.
Some would say that she was a promiscuous girl but the truth is she was just seeking the love and attention she did not have growing up. Back then if a man didn’t treat her right he was gone before you could blink your eyes. She was very confident in what she brought to the table. And she had this very athletic sexy little body that men highly desired. And boy did she know it. There really wasn’t a man out there that Maria couldn’t have.