Thursday, April 6, 2006

THINGS ARE LOOKING UP, ONCE AGAIN...

WELL, THINGS SEEM A LITTLE BETTER, ONCE AGAIN!......SORRY FOR MY UP AND DOWN MOODS...BUT, HEY...WHAT DO YOU EXPECT?...I'M A WOMAN, WITH ALL THOSE HORMONAL CHANGES!

JIMMY CALLED ME TWICE TODAY, AND HE WAS ALSO, ONCE AGAIN, HIS USUAL HAPPY, OPTIMISTIC SELF!........

HE SAW HIS PAROLE OFFICER AGAIN, AND JIMMY WAS HAPPY THAT THINGS ARE MOVING ALONG VERY WELL. HIS PAROLE OFFICER WAS EVER SO NICE, AND ALSO CALLED ME TODAY, ON THE PHONE,  TO EXPLAIN THINGS.

JIMMY HAS BEEN GOING TO A FEW CLASSES AT LOGAN HALL............ONE CLASS WAS ABOUT TEACHING THE RESIDENTS TO RETURN TO LIFE ON THE OUTSIDE.......TEACHING THEM TO WRITE CHECKS, HOW TO GET AN APARTMENT, ETC.........CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT THESE POOR MEN DON'T KNOW HOW TO DO THE SIMPLE THINGS IN LIFE, THAT WE ALL TAKE FOR GRANTED.......SO I AM HAPPY THAT LOGAN HALL IS EDUCATIONAL FOR THE MEN WHO ARE THERE.........JIMMY SAID TO ME, "FRAN, CAN YOU BELIEVE HOW BLESSED WE ARE TO HAVE EACH OTHER, TO BE MARRIED, AND TO HAVE A HOME TOGETHER?".......HE SAID HOW HE FEELS BLESSED TO HAVE ME HERE, KEEPING OUR HOME AND MARRIAGE, AND LIFE TOGETHER FOR THE PAST 3 YEARS..........IT APPEARS THAT MOST WOMEN JUST DON'T WAIT FOR SUCH A LONG PERIOD OF TIME, WHEN THEIR HUSBAND IS INCARCERATED.

JIMMY WROTE A LETTER TO THE PRIEST AT BAYSIDE PRISON, WHO WOULD COME EVERY WEEK AND SAY MASS THERE.....HE HAS BEEN ASKING FATHER TO HAVE OUR MARRIAGE VOWS RE-NEWED, ONCE HE IS HOME ON PAROLE.......WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO DO MARRIAGE COUNSELING TO THOSE IN PRISON, THROUGH A PROGRAM WITHIN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. .............FOR JIMMY AND I, IT WAS NEVER HARD TO STAY CONNECTED............WE WERE IN LOVE FROM THE START, AND STILL AM...YOU JUST CAN'T TAKE THAT FEELING AWAY..........IT WAS ONLY SAD THAT WE HAD TO BE PARTED AFTER ONLY 2 YEARS OF MARRIAGE, IN THE CRUX OF OUR LOVE....WE WERE 2 PEOPLE WHO SPENT 24/7 TOGETHER..........JIMMY TAUGHT ME A LOT ABOUT LIFE.........LOVE, LAUGHTER....EVERYTHING!.............AND WHEN HE LEFT OUR HOME FOR JAIL, TO TURN HIMSELF IN.....WELL, IT WAS JUST SURREAL..........

...BUT TIME GOES ON, AND HAS A WAY OF HEALING ITSELF.....EVEN SEPERATION CAN BECOME BEARABLE.......AND, IF YOU LOVE EACH OTHER, YOU CAN BOTH MAKE THAT SEPERATION INTO SOMEWHAT OF A GAME....A CHALLENGE..........AND YOU CAN FIND PLEASURE IN CONQUERING ALL THE OBSTACLES ALONG THE WAY.........SO, HERE WE ARE.........INTO YEAR NUMBER 4.........A LITTLE MIND-BOGGLING, I MUST SAY..........BUT, IT IS POSSIBLE TO ACCOMPLISH...HOWEVER LIKE I SAY, IT IS MUCH EASIER WHEN THE 2 OF YOU ARE MADLY IN LOVE WITH EACH OTHER, LIKE WE ARE..........."2 HEARTS THAT BEAT AS ONE."

THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT GO THROUGH A WHOLE LIFETIME, AND NEVER FIND LOVE..........AND SO, DESPITE PRISON, WE ARE 2 FORTUNATE PEOPLE, WHO WERE BROUGHT TOGETHER UNDER UNUSUAL CIRCUMSTANCES.......BROUGHT TOGETHER BY GOD...THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO EXPLAIN IT.

JIMMY IS ALSO BUSY READING BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY AT LOGAN HALL.  HE IS NOW RE-READING SHAKESPEARE'S PLAYS.....CAN YOU IMAGINE MY HUSBAND!  Lol!    "JIMMY," I LAUGHED, " I HAD A HARD ENOUGH TIME READING THOSE IN HIGH SCHOOL, 35 YEARS AGO...AND I MOSTLY READ MONARCH'S NOTES, ANYWAY!".........WELL, THAT'S WHAT IT IS WHEN YOU HAVE A BRAINY HUSBAND!.........MAYBE I'D BETTER STOP AT THE LIBRARY TOMORROW, AND GET A BOOK ON SHAKESPEARE, SO I CAN KEEP UP WITH HIM!......

JIMMY IS ALSO HAPPY THAT THE WALL STREET JOURNAL FINALLY STARTED GETTING DELIVERED TO HIM.......HE JUST CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT THAT PAPER!...........MY HUSBAND KNOWS MORE ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD THAN I DO, AND HE'S THE ONE LOCKED UP!.....JIMMY JUST LOVES TO KEEP ABREAST OF EVERYTHING........HE ALWAYS TELLS ME ABOUT NEW TECHNOLOGY, AND THE LATEST THINGS HE WANTS TO BUY ME!

WELL, HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY!............FRAN

3 comments:

derasta said...

Fran you are so funny...I loved the last part when you said Jimmy knows more about what is going on in the world than you do and he is the one locked up!!

sugar1337 said...

I am glad things are looking up.  How do men without family get out on their trips home?  You said you had to go to two family night things before Jimmy could...so how do people with no family get to do anything?

my78novata said...

i read thruogh your journal some what. WOW you have all these disablitlies and not having your husband must be so hard. When will he get out??????? I hope soon. I tell you this sounds aweful the way the tax dollars go as you say. There should be more benefiting stuff for them.