Seeing my sister and her husband was much more renewing than I could have imagined. Sitting close to, talking with, and hugging people who love me and show concern for me reminded me of why I stay positive, hopeful, keep smiling, and thank the Lord every day! THIS will not last forever, but the renewed sense of a connection to LIFE, to FAMILY, to my CHILDREN, will carry me and help me hold my head a little higher and smile a little broader.
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a hug speaks volumes!
There will be more on the visitation experience coming soon.
“For our present troubles are small and won’t last long.” 2 corinthians 4:13 NLT
5 thoughts on “A Word About the Visit”
Hang in there my friend, God is blessing you more each day. If you don’t see it now, one day you will look back and see all those steps in the sand where God carried you.
Can’t wait for more information on the visitation experience! I will soon visit my husband there for the first time. We have not had one day of not talking in the 26 years we have been together. And you are certainly right…the inmate is not the only one in prison…their families are as well and suffers. Not sure I have ever seen our adult sons (2) in so much pain!
Please keep writing, as your writings have helped me so much!! Thank You!!!
Thank you soooo much for this site and your words. My son directed me here as he is also there with you with the same charges. My heart breaks for both of you and this path we are all now having to walk together. You are in my prayers.
Keep the Faith, Laurie
I found your blog tonight after an online associate told me her husband was heading to your prison and that she had read this awesome blog on it. My brother is in another FCI, a medium, for child porn charges (much longer sentence). I’m glad to know your visit recharged you, because I felt guilty after leaving because I had to leave him there. Behind the stone and razor wire, my beloved brother who wouldn’t hurt a fly. I am glad your visit meant so much to you and I am SO SO SO thankful I got to see my brother a few weeks ago… hug him and tell him I forgive him and I’m there for him… Hang in there.. cling to God and to the Blessed Hope we all have in Him.
God Bless You.