I am Melissa. I’m 36 years old with two lovely, intelligent children who are now far away from me. I’ve made mistakes with drugs but try not to dwell on the past. i learn from my mistakes and take it one day at a time. I am a survivor.
I wrote this on a Sunday evening when visitation was over and the husband who abandoned me had not come.
I wrote this early in the morning sitting alone in my cell contemplating my sentence.