by adustyframe ~ May 19th, 2010

We’re in the middle of changes around here. I don’t know yet if they are good or bad changes.

Last week, Lee went to see his parole officer and found he had a new one.


Long ago an attorney told us that it’s common to get new parole officers often. I guess it keeps everyone on their toes?

It makes me tired!

Someone in charge of our life who has never met me, never met James. Only knows what’s in the paperwork.

We’re not sure how it’s going to go. I could use prayers that I’ll have peace and not worry.

This parole officer is a man. Lee spoke with the former jail chaplain who’s in trucking school (did you read that post?). The chaplain told Lee that he knows of this parole officer and he seems to be a good one. He may be hard and strict at first but what he knows of him is he does his job well. I hope so.

I have an appointment with an attorney this week. We’re just going to lay everything out for fresh eyes and see if there’s anything we can do.

I told my sister that I’m nervous about it. I’m worried that the attorney will say, “Well this stinks, but there’s nothing I can do.”

I’m very ready for this to be over, but it’s not. So we hang on and pray and depend on our God. He knows and he knows what we can endure.

I’m tempted to say I’ve endured enough, but I guess that’s not his plan is it?


7 Thoughts Shared to Stuff…

  1. Pam

    This has GOT TO BE IT !!!!!!
    Just a few questions…..can you ask for a meeting with
    him??? Can you ask for an advocate for James????
    I will continue to pray…….God Bless, Pam, South Bend

  2. Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads

    Praying that you’ll have the comfort and peace that you need about all of this. Also praying that you will see the Lord really working in your lives with these latest changes.

  3. Samantha

    Can the parole officer give Lee permission to move home? Or is that COURT requirement from a judge that would require the court to revoke the requirement?

    Love Samantha

    The parole officer can give him permission to move home.

  4. Barbara H.

    I can imagine the mixed feelings with a new parole officer, but hopefully he’ll be better than the last one.

  5. Revka Stearns

    I’m praying for you. Change can be difficult. I’m praying that this parole office who has a good reputation would be the answer to your prayer to have your whole family together.

  6. Ame

    i understand. i have to get my legal documents out from time to time, and it just drains the life out of me. we have another timeline date set in september, and i really don’t have the money for the attny this time. my ex forces every decision thru the legal system, and he keeps piles of documents of every little tiny thing so he can stab me. i get so tired of having to keep on my toes. my attny told me i have to be the picture perfect mom all.the.time. my ex can have the judge order all sorts of things on me and force me to pay for them, and i have absolutely no money. right now he’s really ticked over some stuff, and it’s enough for him to force legal stuff, again. he gets copies of ALL of both the girls files for every physician they have ever had and for EVERY tiny anything at school, and my girls tell me he studies them. the last special ed ard meeting we had, he came and put a three-inch stack of copies of paperwork history for my daughter in the middle of the table. he loves legal stuff and has always wanted to sue someone, so he picked me. the last suit he filed cost me thousands that i didn’t have and still don’t. it gets sooo old. i cry everytime i have to get into the documents and then i sleep for a long time. i don’t think i’ll ever get used to it. he holds the threat of trying to take my girls away from me over my head all.the.time.

  7. Lisa

    I’ll keep praying–I thought of you yesterday as I drove my son to more community service for his own problem. I hope this turns out to be a “nice” change for you all.