Thursday, October 27, 2011

Promises made. Promises kept.

Today when I got home from work, there were two letters waiting for me on the table. That's what I like to see - mail from my husband. He mentioned something in one of his letters that I had been meaning to write about but I wanted to devote an entire post to it and not just simply a mere mention.

Up until recently, my husband had been transferring all over Texas for at least a month and while he was "in transit" he wasn't allowed to write to me. Going from unit to unit, you are only allowed to take basic necessities with you and TDCJ does not consider paper, envelopes, stamps and a pen necessities. So, I was not expecting to hear from him for quite some time. I knew that it would be at least 10 days after he returned to his unit before I would get a letter. To my surprise, I received a letter within a week of his return. The paper that he used was not the regular lined paper that I send him. I did however recognize this paper as being from the journals that I send. I came to find out that he snuck some paper with him in his bible so that he could write to me. He risked a major case taking paper with him because it would be considered contraband. While a part of me is upset with him for taking that risk, I understand why he did  it. He loves his wife.

I have never doubted that love for one second just like I have never doubted that he would keep a promise he made to me over a year ago that he would always be OK. I took a leap of faith with that promise and I have never been sorry. My husband very rarely makes promises so when he does, you know two things are going to happen: he will take that promise very seriously; and, he will not fail. It is this blind faith that we have in each other that keeps us committed and connected and it is that same faith that will get us through this time apart. We will come out on the other side of this stronger and more in love with each other than when we started. Of that, I have no doubt.

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