Friday, December 31, 2004

THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THIS JOURNAL

IT IS EXACTLY ONE YEAR SINCE I STARTED WRITING THIS JOURNAL, "REFLECTIONS OF A PRISON WIFE."  IT WAS A COLD, BLEAK, NEW YEAR'S EVE, LAST YEAR WHEN JIMMY CALLED ME FROM THE PRISON.  HE TOLD ME TO GO ON AOL, AND START WRITING MY THOUGHTS IN A BLOG....IN A JOURNAL.  AND SO, I DID JUST THAT.  AND MY JOURNAL BECAME MY FRIEND.  MY THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS FLOWED OUT.  IT WAS A PURGING OF MY SOUL.  AND ALONG THE WAY, I MET SOME WONDERFUL PEOPLE.  MANY BECAME MY FRIENDS...GRETCHEN, DAWN, SUSAN, BILL, SUGAR.....AND SO MANY OTHERS READ THIS JOURNAL, WHO STOPPED BY, IN THEIR BUSY DAY, TO TAKE A GLIMPSE AT WHAT I HAD WRITTEN.  SOME LEFT COMMENTS, OTHERS DIDN'T. ...AND ALONG THE WAY, AOL SOMEHOW FOUND MY JOURNAL, AND FEATURED IT ON THE AOL PEOPLE FRIENDS AND FLIRTS PAGE...THE COMMUNITY PAGE.....AND I WAS HAPPY AND THRILLED ABOUT THAT.  AND TO THIS DAY, 1 YEAR LATER, OVER 4,700 PEOPLE HAVE READ IT.  ....I CAN ONLY GIVE YOU MY THOUGHTS, EMOTIONS, AND MAYBE A LITTLE ADVICE.  I LET YOU STEP INTO MY LIFE, AND TAKE A GLIMPSE AT ME....WHAT GOES ON IN THE LIFE OF A PRISON WIFE.   THE UPS, THE DOWNS....THE INS THE OUTS....THE OTHERWISE BORING AND MUNDANE LFE OF A WOMAN WHOSE HUSBAND HAS BEEN IN PRISON FOR 21 MONTHS, WHO PATIENTLY WAITS FOR HIM....MANY OF YOU THINK, "WHY NOT STEP OUT, FRAN, AND HAVE A GOOD TIME.".....I DO HAVE  A GOOD TIME, IN A VERY QUIET AND UNUSUAL WAY.....A LIFE OF SOLITUDE...STAYING CONNECTED TO JIMMY VIA THE PHONE...........LETTERS..........CREATIVE IMAGINATION WHEN I LAY IN BED WITH HIM.................STRANGE, BUT ALL TRUE.

WHEN I COMPARE MYSELF, AND OUR MARRIAGE SINCE LAST YEAR, I THINK I / WE HAVE PROGRESSED........A STONGER, CLOSER MARRIAGE.......CEMENTED NOT ONLY IN LOVE, BUT TRUST, TOO...........A LOVE STILL FILLED WITH THE ELEMENTS OF SEXUAL ENERGY, AND YES, FRIENDSHIP.........A STRONG BOND BETWEEN US..........LIKE A ROPE MADE OF STEEL, THAT NO ONE CAN EVER COME BETWEEN...NO ONE CAN EVER BREAK.........

AS FOR ME, I'M  HEALHIER, MINUS 1 TOE......STRONGER.....THINNER.......A LITTLE OLDER, BUT MY HUSBAND SAYS PRETTIER................QUIETER...........MORE PENSIVE.............AND YES, A WRITER....................AND I HOPE TO CONTINUE WRITING, UNTIL I REALLY BECOME GOOD AT IT!........................

AND SO, AS WE GO INTO THIS NEW YEAR, I'D LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE FOR STICKING BY ME.........I'D LIKE TO WISH YOU ALL A HEALTHY, HAPPY, AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR...............AND MAY ALL YOUR DREAMS AND WISHES COME TRUE................HAPPY 2005!

.....................................LOVE, FRAN...........A PRISON WIFE 

7 comments:

dklars said...

Happy New Year, Fran.  May 2005 bring your Jimmy home, where he should be.
~~Kath~~
http://journals.aol.com/dklars/SecretGarden

nanchr5 said...

Dear
Fran

I have been reading your jorunal,
and you are a good writer. I will be glad when jimmy comes home. All the things that you write, that is your book. Jimmy made a mistake, but when he comes home. Make sure you don't every rub it in his face. You have explored a new way of
writing, And I enjoy every bit of it. "Take it from me, Honey love that man, And keep waiting for him, he deserve you and you deserve him. We are not perfect only jesus christ is.

Take care
Nanchr5

dakotarose2852 said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your journal.  I'm very glad you began this journal, for without it I may never have "met" you.  I admire you, I have a lot of respect for you, knowing you has enriched my life.  So, not only has this journal been good for you, it's also been a blessing in my life.  Have a Happy New Year, Fran.  I'm with you in spirit.  Your friend,
Susan

crystalmoon222 said...

WHAT BETTER WAY IS THERE TO SPEND NEW YEAR'S EVE, WRITING IN YOUR JOURNAL, AND RECEIVING SUCH BEAUTIFUL COMMENTS AND E-MAILS....THANK YOU, ALL, AGAIN!......FRAN

adlessor said...

You are not alone tonight, we are all stopping by to say hello and wish you a happy and healthy new year.           Dawn

iamgretchenl said...

Thank you Fran!!!  YOU ARE SO LOVED!!!!!

Gretchen xoxo

sugar1337 said...

I hope this new year brings you nothing but joy!  :)