First, I must thank all of Fran's readers, for if it were not for you, my wife would not have lived through those 3 and a half years.
I am a very closed mouth person when it comes to the details of my life. I do not want it to be that way, it is just the way I was brought up. While my wife is a very open person, who believes every wants to share in our happiness. I am much more jaded. But to put a few points to rest.
Yes, I was the lynch pin to a marijuana transportation ring. I did it. Was arrested September 1, 2000. Bailed out a few days later, on a 1 million bond( it all in the Asbury Park Press records, if you want to look)
I married my wife, on April 29th, 2001. I was sentenced on March 28, 2003. So you can see, I was on bail, not months, BUT years. I put that time to good use and put my ducks in order, so my wife would never have a financial concern. EVER.
I am 51 years old I have worked a real honest job since I was 13 years old. My wife has worked since she was 20. We both have graduate degrees, so we both made good living. Yes, I did make go money in the drug business, Yet that not is what gave me financial security, ( The State of New Jersey, took my home, plus a summer cottage, bank accounts and my new Lincoln).
For the 2 years I was in a half way house, I worked a full time job as a assistant store manager of a supermarket ( how D.O.C. ever allowed it, baffles even me). I know how to make money, I saved money very well, as I am cheap................except when it come to my wife. FOR, she went 3 and half years in a living HELL. You, all have read how our families Abandon her.As for me, I will most likely burn in hell, but my Fran, is a good pure person, who never did wrong to anyone, she has spent her life helping others.
Look, I know she married me knowing that I was going to jail, that her life would be turned up side down. But she still lived it. Jails and prisons are very real places, and most people there belong there, but there families suffer the most, that's the pity of it.
I apologize for Fran's exuberance, she just happy for her man being home. I am sometime a little embarrassed that Fran's loves me so much,( she gave me more love in one hour , then I have received in my entire life.
I did many bad things and had to be punished for it. But, she was punished for loving me. As are most love ones of prisoners
But, it wonder full thing to have someone love you so much. If, I had a women like that 30 years ago, I would never have broke a law, heck, I would have never done anything to put such happiness in jeopardized. And, I swear to God, because of Fran's love for me, I will never bend, break or fold the rule of law.
God Bless my wife
God Bless all of you.
May God Bless the Great Country. Were a man can have a second chance.
Thank you for your time, Jimmy