Telling

by adustyframe ~ July 30th, 2009

Telling people that my husband is/was in prison is never easy for me. I am getting better about it. It’s so much a part of our lives that now it’s just a fact .

I don’t wear a sign or blab the news everywhere I go, but if people ask questions, it’s getting easier for me to talk about it.

Tonight, at James’ Tae Kwan Do class, one of the moms said, “You know I never see your husband here.”

We’ve gone to Tae Kwon Do for 1 1/2 years and no one has ever asked.

I told her that my husband just got out of prison. Her eyes widened. “I’m sorry I asked.” she said.
I told her that her question was fine and that I just usually don’t talk about it.

The first thing she said was, “But you’re still with him.” Yes, I am.

Later she said, “Well, it seems that you’re doing a really good job with your little boy. He is a very nice kid.”

That made my day.

If I could choose, I’d choose to have a life with no knowledge of prison. But since I didn’t get that choice, it’s good that it’s easier for me to share. Maybe it means I’ve come to accept the life I have. Maybe it means that God gives peace and joy even in the midst of storms.

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Lizzie

2 Thoughts Shared to Telling

  1. melissa

    Wish I’d been paying attention when your husband got out, but must’ve had my head in the sand.

    Did want to say, though, that you seem so peaceful, and have appeared that way for quite awhile now.

    Very calming. Just wanted you to know. Even when your life has been held in the balance by the world, it’s obvious that God has been holding you closely.

    Enjoy your day. 🙂

    Thank you for taking a minute to share your observations. I appreciate your kind words. I’m so glad it’s obvious that it’s God holding me together!

  2. Christy

    “Maybe it means I’ve come to accept the life I have. Maybe it means that God gives peace and joy even in the midst of storms.” Don’t know exactly why … but this brought tears to my eyes this morning. xoxo.

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