Seeing Through the Cracks

Seeing Through the Cracks

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Elaine Uskoski By euskoski Completed

Everyone knows the rules of growing up. Once you're eighteen things become clearer, childhood problems melt away, and you're ready to go out and conquer the world. You're now an adult. You can look your parents in the eye as equals. Officially, you're on your own, and now you'll only look back fondly at what you once were, an immature child still learning about life.

Or so you'd think.

Jake is a young adult who grew up with the support of his family, especially his mother, Elaine. Though he experienced some rough patches as a child and fitting in was a constant challenge, she's been there for him. But it's time for Jake to "grow up" and for him, that means no longer needing his family. 

It turns out that life without them is a far greater struggle than he ever imagined. Living independently is hard, but admitting it is even harder. 

Join this true story of conflict and heart-pounding moments, as both mother and son explore the concept of parenting as a lifelong commitment.