Tuesday, May 25, 2004

TODAY , MAY 25, IS JIMMY'S BIRTHDAY.  HE IS 49......"HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MY LOVE!"...I GOT UP EARLY, AND WAS THINKING ABOUT JIMMY. THERE ARE PICTURES OF JIMMY ALL OVER THE HOUSE...AND I KEEP SEVERAL BY MY BEDSIDE..........I HAVE A FRAMED ONE OF US BOTH IN THE KITCHEN THAT I LOOK AT AS I COOK........ONE OF HIM WITH ME AT SEASIDE, IN FRONT OF THE OCEAN, IS ON THE FRIDGE DOOR........AND SO MANY MORE, ALL OVER THE PLACE.........SO THIS MORNING, WJEN I THOUGHT OF HIM RISING AT HIS USUAL 5:30--6AM, I SAID SOME PRAYERS , AND TALKED TO JESUS .

BIRTHDAYS AND HOLIDAYS ARE BIG THINGS FOR MY HUSBAND.  HE IS A MAN WHO LOVES TO CELEBRATE LIFE!......IF HE WERE HOME, WE'D HAVE A BIG BIRTHDAY CAKE.......AND HAVE A PARTY OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY, AND PROBABLY TAKE EVERYONE OUT TO DINNER, IN AN ITALIAN RESTAURANT!.........OH HOW JIMMY LOVES TO DO THAT.........INVITE EVERYONE OUT TO DINNER......AND HE LOVES TO START WITH HUGH DISHES OF APPETIZERS, WHICH HE ORDERS FOR THE TABLE.........ANTIPASTO..........AND ALWAYS SEVERAL PIZZAS, JUST AS AN APPETIZER, BEFORE THE MAIN MEAL..............AND THEN, EVERYONE CAN ORDER WHAT THEY WANT!.........WE'VE TREATED AT LEAST 9 PEOPLE FOR DINNERS!........"DO YOU KNOW GET A "PICTURE" OF MY HUSBAND?!.........A VERY HAPPY MAN........JOLLY AND JOYFUL.....LIKES TO MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY.........LOVES TO SOCIALIZE, AND HAVE HIS WIFE BY HIS SIDE, TREATING HER LIKE A QUEEN!..(i'm the quiet, shy one.  Jimmy pulled me out of my shell when he married me)........SO THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT!.......LIFE WITH JIMMY IS JUST ONE CELEBRATION AFTER ANOTHER!.........and i miss it, now that he is not here.

"JIMMY, WHAT DO THEY DO AT THE PRISON FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY?"  I ASKED HIM YESTERDAY.  I KNEW THE ANSWER.  "NOTHING HONEY.IT IS JUST ANOTHER DAY."  WELL, I SAID, IF A PATIENT IS IN THE HOSPITAL ON HIS BIRTHDAY, THE KITCHEN SENDS UP A BIRTHDAY CAKE (IN THE HOSPITAL)

THIS IS JIMMY'S SECOND BIRTHDAY IN PRISON. I SENT HIM 2 CARDS. HE KEEPS THEM IN FRONT OF HIM AT ALL TIMES.  WE STAY CONNECTED.

GOOD NEWS, WHICH WE RECEIVED YESTERDAY IN THE MAIL!....I FEEL IT IT "HAPPY BIRTHDAY NEWS!"  THE STORY 'LUCKY," WHICH WE GOT PUBLISHED IN "ANGELS ON EARTH MAGAZINE, " WELL, A "FAN" SENT A LETTER TO THE MAGAZINE AND THEY SENT IT TO US.  THE WOMAN SAIDSHE JUST LOVED THE STORY. SHE LOVED JIMMY'S STYLE OF WRITING.  SHE COULD NOT GET ENOUGH OF THE STORY, AND READS IT OVER AND OVER.  SHE WANTED TO KNOW IF HE HAS ANYTHING ELSE WRITTEN, BECAUSE SHE WOULD LIKE TO READ IT............THIS IS JUST WONDERFUL, AS THIS STORY WILL BE THE BASIS FOR A NOVEL JIMMY IS WRITTING.  JIMMY IS ALSO CURRENTLY WRITING ANOTHER STORY FOR AOE MAG.........I'LL KEEP YOU POSTED.

AND PLEASE, IN CLOSING, LET'S SAY A LITTLE PRAYER FOR ALL THE INMATES IN ALL THE PRISONS ACROSS AMERICA........AROUND 2.5 MILLION..........WE MAY EVEN INCLUDE POW'S AND PRISONERS IN OTHER COUNTRIES AROUD THE WORLD.  WHO ARE WE TO JUDGE THESE PEOPLE.  LET US PRAY THAT THEY ARE SHOWN 'THE LIGHT,"  AND THE WAY.  LET US HOPE THAT MANY WILL RETURN TO THE WORLD ONCE AGAIN AS LOVING PEOPLE AND CONSTRUCTIVE PEOPLE, WHO WILL BE AN ASSET TO OUR WORLD.  IF WE DON'T PRAY FOR THEM, WHO WILL............I LOVE YOU ALL, AND THANK YOU FOR READING MY JOURNAL!..........FRAN, A PRISONER'S WIFE

 

2 comments:

grettysk said...

I did say a prayer today....for Jimmy...for the inmates....and for you.  Happy Birthday, Jimmy!  And he is very lucky to have you, too, Fran.  Don't give up hope....someday soon, and maybe next b-day....you will be able to celebrate as you always wished!!  I just know it!  You are a blessing and inspiration to all...especially to me.  Lots of love to you and Jimmy...and always prayers...everyday....from a friend. :)  Love, Gretchen

crystalmoon222 said...

THANK YOU GRETCHEN, FOR SUCH A BEAUTIFUL COMMENT.  YOU ARE A VERY KIND AND LOVING PERSON. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING YOU! THANK YOU FOR ALL THE PRAYERS.  THIS MORNING I WOKE UP AND GOT INTO MY SPIRITUAL READING (I HAVE A LOT OF BOOKS ON THAT SUBJECT, THAT UPLIFT ME).  ALSO, I WAS PRAYING TO JESUS, AND JUST FELT THE SADNESS OF ALL THESE INMATES. THEY ARE HUMAN BEINGS, BY SOME REASON, HAVE BEEN LED ASTRAY.  THANK YOU FOR PRAYING TO THEM..THE PRISON HAS NO AIR-CONDITIONING, AND IT HAS BEEN 90 DEGRRES THE PAST FEW DAYS.  NOW THAT IS TORTURE TO A HUMAN BEING.  I'VE BEEN READING MY EDGAR CAYCE BOOKS....THEY ARE REALLY COMFORTING.  READING ONE ABOUT HIS HEALTH REMIDIES.  HE WAS A GREAT MAN!.........HOPE YOU ARE ALL MOVED AND SETTLED IN BY NOW!.......fran