I started this blog for my son, he is in prison and will be there for 9 years.
I prayed and prayed "God, how can I help my son?"
The answer always the same - "You can write."
These are my letters to my son.
Dear Lance, I was able to convert your beautiful letter and post here! Ended up getting sick in Flagstaff, even went to the Doctor, Antibiotics too the rescue, Bronchitis -so much better now...I love you
Your cousin, Hannah is graduating from NAU! She will be the first one of us to graduate from a University! Mom and I are leaving in the morning - driving to Flagstaff to be there for her walk...What a miracle it is and how proud I am of her.
When your Uncle Micheal died, leaving a young widow and three small children, not to mention the hardship and grief that comes with losing someone so tragically, who would have guessed that the young, brown eyed two year old would turn out so beautiful and talented? Her art work is astounding! She has worked so hard studying and working to help pay for college...
Your Aunt Wendy, a beautiful woman with unbelievable True Grit! Raising three kids like a pro, working full time, staying single and focused on the kids! Thank God for her mom, whom I will always be grateful for, who - throughout the years, off and on would stay with them and help!
So in this you will see...
Hard work really does pay off
Pay now or pay later with your kids
Family is a Strong word
That children who lose parents at a young age can Thrive!
I woke early this morning to the birds singing and chirping, you would not believe how many humming birds we have now ~ there are 7 feeders out and when I looked this morning every feeder was full with drunk hummers!
I am so grateful for my life, I wake up excited, full of energy and knowing that God is in charge! Grateful that I am free from drugs and alcohol, free from having to chase WHATEVER it was, that I thought I had to have to function, to be happy, and best of all ~ free to just be...
Tomorrow is Mothers Day! I love celebrating this day as I have pride in the choices, the hard work and dedication to changing my life, not only for me but for my children, and my children's children! I am picking up Kennedy after work today and he will spend the night then in the morning we will go have breakfast with mom in Oak Glen. I will be thinking of you all day and sending prayers and love.
I love you Lance, I will love you forever, you were born from me, you are Gods child - a miracle!
While visiting my son in prison, we came up with an idea for him to keep in touch with his son ...We are going to start a blog for Kennedy! Lance is so excited about this, giving him hope, faith, purpose, and a way to express his love for his son whom he will not have much contact with for at least 8 more years...God is so good, my heart sings with JOY...There is much to be grateful for - Have you found your gratitude today?