I have just received a post from a woman who made me realize that we are not alone, as long as we have faith in God. (I posted her blog so that you, too, may read) It reminded me of all the things I should be thankful for. My husband brought me back to the Home of the Lord. Before I met him, I'm ashamed to say, it had been many years ago that I had attended church. My husband's church is a little country church on the right side of a crossroad in Delmarva. I must say, it may be little in size but has a huge heart and faith. Our church family has always been very supportive of my husband. during the time of his incarceration, and were there for him when he got out. They opened their arms to him and continue to support him. If there's a letter to be written, they write them. (Such as to the governor, parole commission). Our church family "walk the walk and talk the talk". They are not the one's who are Christians in church then gossip and condemn once Sunday Service is over. It really is a unique church....that's why I stopped going to many years ago. But I thank God every day for my church family.
Any way, I realized that despite all the frustrations, hassles of our lives, we have a lot to be thankful for. I thank God every day for bringing me this wonderful man who is my husband. I have never met anyone who has made me feel so loved and so special. And believe me, since my husband has met me, he has done a 360 degree turn around. There's a twinkle in his eyes, a smile on his face and just a brightness about him. His brothers, sister and mother all say the same thing. He's so much more at peace and happier than he has ever been. He's my soul mate...you know, the one person you always hope that you would meet. I thank God every day for my beautiful, wonderful daughter. Don't get me wrong...she is not an angel. We've had our ups and downs but she has grown into a beautiful young lady of 24. She just got a new job and is on her way to a great new career. She has always loved animals. When she was younger, she had such pets as a goat, a duck, a goose, a rooster, several gerbils, a couple of horses, not to mention multiple dogs and cats. Her new job? A surgical tech in an animal hospital. God does work in many ways.
While I may have many blessings, there are dark spots in my life, besides working to being an advocate for justice for my husband and dealing with all the issues that come with him being a federal parolee and registered sex offender.....there's the fact of being dis-owned by my own mother and sister. They can not understand why I love this man. But it is their loss.....I still have my good memories and am thankful every day for those.
I guess what I'm trying to say is don't give up. Count your blessings. They will give you the strength to go on another day.