I am still processing

by adustyframe ~ May 13th, 2008

This was quite a day!

I’m still processing everything and trying to decide how I feel.

I met his parole officer. My impression was that she isn’t “nasty” and may be easier to work with as long as Lee is towing the line. She at least took time to listen to my concerns and asked me to check with her next week instead of dismissing me outright.

There are some really huge restrictions at this place and we are going to see if they are legal or not. We will check with our attorney hopefully this week.

One funny today was that we went and got lunch. Lee said that some guy was standing too close to him. I told him, “You should have turned around and said, ‘I just got out of prison today. Back off!'” He thought that was funny.

I really only got to see him for a couple of hours. Tomorrow we are going to apply for jobs, renew his license, and other misc. things.

Thank you for praying for us. Please keep praying, there are some big things we have to work out.

It honestly feels like I’m holding my breath. It doesn’t seem possible that we have come this far.


15 Thoughts Shared to I am still processing

  1. TransitionGirl

    Thanks for the update! so good to hear that things are moving along! 🙂

  2. Kim

    Has James gotten to hug his daddy yet? I’ll bet the was/will be a sweet moment for both of them!

  3. Katherine

    Yes, I want to hear about James’ reaction, too!

  4. Liza's Eyeview

    Oh how far you’ve come! Will keep you guys in prayers. Keep us posted.

    Yes we have come very far. We still have so far to go! Thank you for praying.

  5. Susanna

    ‘And can He have taught me to trust in His name
    And thus far have brought me to put me to shame?”

    Big hugs all round. Praise God for bringing you this far and for the future days which are in His hands.

    I love that quote. Thank you for sharing it! Thank you for your kindness and support.

  6. Pam

    I too was wondering about James….I’ll be you feel like you have walked a long…long journey…but thankfully you didn’t walk alone.
    God Bless, Pam, South Bend

    A very long journey. I am so thankful that I was not alone. Then when I started this blog, God sent me wonderful friends and prayer support!

  7. Marie

    Is the new facility a place where he just has to spend the night? If he can work, does he have the freedom to come and go? (Sorry – just trying to visualize what it’s like). I’m so relieved for you all that you have come this far. Will keep praying that God continues to heal and mend your family.

    He has freedom to come and go only for certain hours. He has to be there more than just spending the night. Thank you for praying. We appreciate that so much.

  8. Revka

    Oh, I’m so glad nothing was delayed and that Lee was able to complete that survey. I’m praying things go well at the new facility.

    Thank you, Revka!

  9. Joy

    Still praying….Love you guys!

    Thank you, Joy!

  10. Jenn

    Keeping you all in my prayers as always. It must have been a bit surreal lunching with your husband in public! I’m really happy for you both, Lizzie. I’ll be praying about those final obstacles 😉

    It was surreal. Thank you for praying.

  11. Ame

    wow … wow, wow, wow.

    days like this are surreal, aren’t they.

    you got to go out to get something to eat … i cannot imagine how that felt!

    It felt weird and wonderful all at the same time. He sat next to me in the booth;) Just like the old dating days.

  12. Erin

    I’m a long time lurker and wanted to tell you how happy I am that he is out of there and moving on with your lives together.

    Thank you, Erin. I appreciate your “de-lurking”. Don’t be a stranger:)!

  13. Susan

    Dear Lizzie, You went and got lunch? Like at a restaurant? How wonderful. I also want to hear about the family reunion. Has James seen him at all since Lee went to prison? I am praying for you. Love, Susan

    Yes:) a real live restaurant:).

  14. Chel

    How completely exciting!! You’ll keep holding your breath and a little bit at a time, you’ll ease into this joy. And one day, you’ll realize you’re breathing just fine. 🙂

    Thanks, Chel! I look forward to discovering I’m breathing just fine;)!

  15. Jen B

    Thanks for your updates. Please let us know about James!! Still praying for you.

    Thank you for praying. You are welcome for the updates! This all still feels very weird!

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