Saturday, July 10, 2004

I'M SO HAPPY

I'm so happy!  Everything is packed up and ready to go....sitting on the kitchen table....2 big black garbage bags....that is how the rehab place wants the stuff....no suitcases...no tote bags.  His belongings will be taken out of the bags, examined for drugs...also no batteries or food.  His things will then be placed in large garbage bags.  So today I fixed everything up...one bag contains, 5 pairs of pants, 5 shirts, slippers, new sneakers, 1 pair boots.  The other bag contains 2 new large  towels, 3 facecloths, all his toiletries.  I seperated the toilitries into zip lock bags...1 bag contains his shaving equipment...another lotions, another, soaps and body wash for men!...another deodorant and powders....so everything is neatly organized for my honey!...A small plastic shopping bag contains books, magazines , crossword puzzle books, dinasuar cards, for my baby to keep his mind occupied.  The stuff will be checked at the door..A glass panel will be there. Jimmy will be there behind the glass panel, and a security guard will stand between us. We cannot talk...............And then, next week-end, I can go see him for 7 hours.................Today, Jimmy helped put the picnic benches with unbrellas outside for visiting hours.  It's great!  We can sit inside the cafeteria, and then go outside under the picnic table...we can touch, hold hands, and kiss, as much as we want.  However, the handbook says, NO SEX ON THE PREMISES!  On Tuesdays, there is a session for married couples to attend.  Jimmy wants me to try to go there.  It is mainly for counseling.  I said, "but Jimmy, we don't need counseling, we are so much in love."  He said, it will be fun Fran.  We can teach the others through our example just how much we are in love.  How you, as a wife have "done time" with me. How everyday you told me for 15 months..."I live every minute for you."....Let us set an example for others.....

And now, some other good news!.........I just got another story acceptance in the mail...It will be a pix and short story abot my 2 cats.  It will be in the October issue of True Story....So now, that is 3 stories, 3 months in a row, that i'll have published....AUGUST, SEPT. , AND OCT.  ....Gee, this is getting to be fun!.............lOVE , FRAN

4 comments:

janothy said...

I' so happy for you-on both topics!  I think that is a good idea to go and set an example for others in the same boat as you who may not be doing as well.

Jan

sdrogerson said...

Your news  just keeps getting better!
http://journals.aol.co.uk/sdrogerson/SpecimenDays

grettysk said...

Fran...I am really overjoyed about your news and what has happened lately.  It really REALLY is an answer to prayer.  And things are going your way....that is because I truly believe that what goes around, comes around.  Maybe Jimmy made a big mistake in his life....and you both paid the price...and through it he has been an inspiration to others....and he has helped others find their way through the darkness.  And you, Fran, have done the same for others with your journal and your stories.  So things are starting to happen for you...POSITIVE things....and they will continue as you spread your wisdom, unconditional love, and compassion to others.  You both deserve the BEST....and I know it is happening.  I just get goosebumps thinking about your reunion with Jimmy.  LISTEN LITTLE MISSY....you better come home from that visit and TELL US DETAILS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Hee hee.  Just kidding...kinda....I am sure I am not the only one that will look forward to hearing about EVERYTHING about your first, second, and many more visits with the love you have longed to see and touch for many many months.....sighhhhh....truly a love story. :)

With Love and prayers, Gretchen

adlessor said...

Hey girl,   Such good news.   We had a grand time on the cruise, but I suspect you had just as good a time packing up those bags for Jimmy.   It's going to be a long week for you both until next weekend, but the reward will be worth it.   Hang in there, love to you both.  Dawn