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An Indomitable Spirit

Today is my oldest daughter Shelby's 25th birthday. She was a beautiful baby with perfect little rosebud lips and I named her Shelby Rose. She came into this world without a fuss, and has been a blessing in all of our lives ever since. She…

My Story

I was asked to write a letter and share it in a class I'm in this week, and decided to share the letter with all of you. Learning about the impact our choices have on others, and how far reaching the consequences of those choices…

A Comeback Story

The way we deal with our struggles might be the most important thing we ever do. If we stand with courage in the face of our challenges we can change our future, and make a powerful impact on the record of the past. Making the…

Acquitting Yourself

I was recently asked by a woman who took one of my classes if I would meet with her privately and help her explain her conviction.  We met and she told me about her crime and I was concerned that I wasn't going to be…

Peace in Your Heart

The days and weeks in prison are always the same, the routines have a routine. While my surroundings are constant my feelings, my spirituality, and my emotional well being all fluctuate greatly.  Some women come here and spend their time working out for that perfect…

A Decided Heart

I've really been struggling the last few weeks. I didn't want to write a blog post, but decided to write one anyway; I know how dangerous isolation can be. You have been my support, and I need to continue to stay connected. I ask you…

Being Re-Born

I always go to rec first thing in the morning, It's the perfect way to start my day. Earlier this week it opened an hour late and it threw me off my game.  I was standing outside waiting for an officer to open it when…

A Better Day

It hasn't been long since I wrote last but I decided to write a quick update because I've been feeling much better. Earlier this week my name was on the mail list in our unit, which was exciting for me because I've been waiting for…

Lessons From The Shu

By the end of my stay at FCI Dublin I was being called over to the Lieutenants office every time I wrote a blog post. One of the Lieutenants asked me, "Do you like coming to the Leutenants office Louder?" I said, "No, not really."…
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