I’m a 25-year-old single mother of two beautiful girls and one adorable little man. They are 8, 6 and 2. I didn’t have an ideal childhood. In fact, I grew up without both my parents. They chose drugs and alcohol over my brother and me. I chose to not follow their footsteps. The only thing I want in life is for my children to be happy and healthy. I experienced a life full of love, loss and abuse. I hope my children never endure such pain. Unfortunately, fighting for my marriage, that still ended, got me in jail. It is a mistake I will never make again. I have since learned that sometimes things just don’t work out, and no man (or woman) is worth losing your freedom, dignity or pride over. Sometimes, letting people walk out of your life is for the best, because at the end of the day…YOU WILL BE OKAY!