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Old 05-02-2016, 12:51 PM
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Today while playing golf. with a new friend, she confided to me she was a 'Gold Star Mother' . Her son was killed in Afganistan. She went on to tell me how she and her husband participated in all kinds of fund raisers and support groups for people in similar situations. My heart truly went out to her and to anyone in that situation. Then I started thinking about US and our loved ones. Losing a child or husband to a prison sentence is almost as painful as losing them to death. Your arms still ache to hold them, and on top of that you worry day and night because they are in a dangerous situation. Yet there are so few organizations ( other than prison talk) for support. And I never heard of a fund raising event for families left without a bread winner or with big expenses. Most of the time, we can't even talk about them because of negative attitudes by the public. This is just a rant, I guess, because there is no answer. I just want each of you, my sisters in waiting, to know I am thinking of you and praying for you daily.
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Today while playing golf. with a new friend, she confided to me she was a 'Gold Star Mother' . Her son was killed in Afganistan. She went on to tell me how she and her husband participated in all kinds of fund raisers and support groups for people in similar situations. My heart truly went out to her and to anyone in that situation. Then I started thinking about US and our loved ones. Losing a child or husband to a prison sentence is almost as painful as losing them to death. Your arms still ache to hold them, and on top of that you worry day and night because they are in a dangerous situation. Yet there are so few organizations ( other than prison talk) for support. And I never heard of a fund raising event for families left without a bread winner or with big expenses. Most of the time, we can't even talk about them because of negative attitudes by the public. This is just a rant, I guess, because there is no answer. I just want each of you, my sisters in waiting, to know I am thinking of you and praying for you daily.

Thank you! You made a good point and I'm thinking of you too.It;s very hard to have a loved one inside
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You are so right. There are support groups & lots of love for people with illnesses or in the military but those of us with loved ones who have a conviction get kept at a distance. It's like people think it's contagious. We are serving the sentence too only our prison has invisible bars. I never thought it could happen to my family so I don't judge. I am now involved in criminal justice reform mainly with fair hiring & banning the bias that exists. Taking action to make a change is my way of fighting back.
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