Sunday, April 25, 2010

Been a hell of a ride, Freedom at last.

Last Prison Picture
Originally uploaded by ravenslove
On the eve of my husband coming home, I have been thinking. Thinking how this entire ride started. Meeting him the way I did, falling in love. Resigning my job. The four months they kept him in segregation not allowing him any letters. Closing him off from the world and anyone he loves. Destroying all letters from me to him and from him to me. The people in the city were I lived slicing my tires and threatening to hurt me or kill my dog. Telling me they were going to get him killed in there. One horrible thing after another.

Then him moving to another prison and being able to call me. Hearing his voice for the first time. Moving to a new city were I didn't have to put up with certain people and closer to my brother. 2005 the dissapointment of a two year flop from the parole board.

All the while falling more and more in love. He stayed out of trouble and was moved to different prisons as his security level was dropped. The same heartache, each and every prison saying we will never be allowed to visit.
Then a stroke of luck, transfered to NCCI with a new warden. December 29 2006 they allowed us to get married. Seeing him for the first time after 3 1/2 years was like we had never been apart. We were so happy. Then another dissapointment, still not allowed to visit. We thought it couldn't get worse. We were wrong in 2007 they told us he was coming home. Not only did he not get to come home they kept him more then two years. Now there was more then our share of heartache in those two years. The majority of it was happy we had finally gotten visits and were growing even closer.

Fast forward to February 24, 2010 the parole board finally gave us what we have been fighting for and praying for they are letting my husband come home. The two months seemed to crawl. The last week flew. We had a beautiful visit on April 24, the above picture is the last picture taken of us in prison. Monday the 26th at 8:00 am I will be picking up my husband. As the last picture was being takin, I started to trip and fall. Billy caught me and said you ok? I said yes, I thought I was going to fall.
He looked my in the eyes and said No honey I got you. I would never let you fall. I love you.

So I guess this random blog is in answer to people who ask how I could wait or why I would wait. The answer is I love Billy. Now and forever. More then I have ever loved or been loved by anyone in my lifetime.

He was more in my life and more support then people who lived in the same house hold for many years. So yes the pain we went through is worth it for this time in our lives.


Love to all reading this and I hope you are as happy as I am.


Blogger Peppermint Patty said...

Praying for a beautiful reunion tomorrow.

I know all the hell that you've been through. We've all been through some hell together, huh?? :)

So excited for you!!!

I love you! Patty

Sunday, April 25, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very happy for you both - I remember you from my PTO days :)
Have a very happy homecoming!
Rox73 (hope you remember me)

Monday, April 26, 2010  
Blogger a Proverbs wife said...

oh i am SO happy for you! out of everyone that i know in this situation, you and raven were on my heart the most, and i always hoped and prayed that he'd come home. and for some reason, i just wanted to check your blog to see the progress--just to find out that he's coming home tomorrow! hehe. make the best of it and enjoy each other! congratulations!

Monday, April 26, 2010  

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