I was awoken to the voice of the c.o. telling me to take down the pictures of my kids and I broke down crying because it was one of my greatest joys in this awful place. I’ve had my pictures of my kids above my head while I sleep the whole time I’ve been here – well, as soon as I received them. I am going to be getting this right back – It is a dignified right and I will not let it go.

Switching gears… my daughter made me so happy when she purposefully left a lipstick kiss print on my shirt when we had a contact visit. I love my daughter and she loves me and it was such a super sweet sentimental gesture. I love my kids and how thoughtful they are. They make me capable of doing anything with all of my heart.

Big Mama Bear