Carrie Wiitta has a unique life story.
It’s one of the few things that she never knew about, the only thing she knows about her past, the one thing she doesn’t want you to know.
Carrie was the only child of her father, a construction worker, and mother, a seamstress.
Her father worked in a textile mill.
She lived with her mother at home in Chicago, where she was raised by her grandmother.
Her parents divorced in her mid-teens, and Carrie’s mother moved out with her two sisters.
Carrie was raised in the Chicago suburbs, but her mother moved back in with her grandparents, and they lived in a trailer park for about six years.
“We did have a lot of kids, but the family was really tight,” she says.
Her grandparents’ marriage broke down in the mid-1980s, and she was left to fend for herself.
“They couldn’t afford to buy me a car, or anything like that,” she recalls.
After high school, Carrie got a job at a clothing factory in Iowa, where her job included making clothes for the local grocery store.
But Carrie says her family was constantly in debt.
By the time she was 22, Carrie’s father was back in Chicago and living with his grandparents.
She says the two of them would take her shopping, but that they were never close.
“[My mother] would never have wanted me to go back home,” Carrie says.
“I was never in a place where I was safe.
She would never want me to do that.”
Carriewi says her mother had her moved to Iowa when she was a teenager, and that she was put in a home with her sister and grandmother.
“It was just really, really hard for my mom,” she explains.
At the time, Carrie was in her teens.
She had no plans to pursue a career in the garment industry.
“My mom always said that if I did go into the garment world, I would never get a job,” she remembers.
Instead, she moved to Los Angeles to be closer to her parents.
“She was very much in love with me,” Carrie remembers.
Carrie’s life in LA turned out to be more tumultuous than her time in Chicago.
When she was 19, she began having back pain.
That didn’t stop her from going on to work as a seamstress, but it did stop her, and it also meant that she had to move into a trailer with her parents, who would have to leave to care for Carrie’s grandparents.
The trailer she lived in was in a park near Los Angeles International Airport, and her mother and grandmother lived in the house.
Carrie says she was afraid to leave because she was “not very good at keeping track of things.”
“I just wanted to get out of here,” she told her mother.
One night, she left a message on her mother’s answering machine, and a woman responded with a photo of a young woman in her 70s.
Carrie remembers that the woman’s name was Carrie.
She didn’t want to call her by her full name, but she wanted her to know that Carrie was living in LA.
“If I was really close to them, I don’t think I would have told them that,” Carrie said.
With Carrie’s mom’s help, Carrie went to LA, and the two lived with Carrie’s grandmother for two years.
Carrie and her grandmother would visit regularly, and each time Carrie would return home with Carrie, she would say goodbye to her mother in the kitchen.
In her early 20s, Carrie moved to California with her aunt and uncle, and their family became close friends.
But Carrie didn’t see her mother for a year, after she returned from LA.
Carrie has no memory of when she got back.
And after about a year of staying with her grandmother, Carrie realized that she no longer had any memories of her mother or grandmother.
Carrie thought that she would never see her parents again, and when she went back to Chicago, she felt that she couldn’t return home.
“You think, oh, I didn’t make it home that night.
But I did,” she said.
“And I think that was the last time I saw them.”
Carrie spent two years in jail, and was released on parole in 2010.
She returned to the Chicago area and began working in the construction industry.
She got married, had a daughter, and became a mother of two.
Before long, Carrie had been a mother to three daughters, but none of them were born.
Although Carrie is now 33 years old, she has not forgiven her mother, saying that she “just wasn’t able to understand how it could be.”
She says that Carrie “took it out on me” and she “didn’t take it seriously.”
A few months after Carrie’s release, she was arrested for