Langston Hughes’ famous “Mother to Son” poem says, “Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair”—something multi-platinum selling, multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist, Kirk Franklin, 45, can attest to.
He comes from a family of hurting people.
“For over ten years, my younger sister was incarcerated in a facility here in Texas. She was in love with a young man who was [a] drug dealer. He introduced her to not only selling drugs, but using as well,” Franklin shared on his Patheos blog.
“When he was arrested for drug trafficking, she was arrested along with him.”
Once being released, Franklin said, his sister fell right back into that destructive lifestyle. “She quickly started using again, becoming very reckless with her body, which turned into her using it as a means to pay for her habit.”