Candy Canes and Coke is the raw and painfully honest story of my journey. I was depressed, involved in anabusive relationship and utterly unhappy. I did not have the life I wanted. I was nowhere near the mother and woman I knew I could be. My son was addicted to cocaine, and I wasn’t sure I could save him. I couldn’t understand what I was doing to contribute to my chaos. When I decided to be real with myself, I realized I was locked in a prison of debilitating low self worth. I am on a mission, with God and my children alongside, to escape my self-imposed prison; to transform my existence, to understand, to accept and to love me. I hope that sharing my very personal story of struggle and failure will help me improve my life, and provide comfort to others suffering, like me–in a selfimposed prison. This book is the journey I took to improve my life. Candy Canes and Coke is the story of my truth, and nothing but my truth, so help me God.