Saturday, August 13, 2011

A post from Jody

Thursday August 4, 2011

Not sure why but today I feel a strong urge to write this down. I had just ran 4 miles in the hot humid sun as usal while I run my mind ran thru what seemed like a million random thoughts and as uaul these thoughs all led to the same basics, my love for my wife and kids. This may sound strange but my total devotion and over power love for them at times blows my mind. What have I ever done to deserve such overwhelming emotions? Most people live their whole lives without feeling the kind of bond my wife and I share. Yeah being in prison sucks bad. But there isn't a day that goes by that I don't feel like the luckiest man in the world. For those who have read this and roll your eyes I truly hope that one day you you look back and say oh thats what he was talking about. Anyway, let me get back to what I was saying. After my run I was feeling the weight of missing my family, the loneliness that can bear down on those in prison. I looked around and listened I was surrounded by gang-bangers, murders, rapist and others of the like that didn't do much for the feeling of isolation. Then I turned around and seen what I hadn't noticed before. Mountains. Kinda crazy when you think about the fact I've been here for a year and few months. But  I looked past the fence and was just struck by the beauty of the trees and the mountains. They didn't just appear they have always been there for someone willing to look beyond the fences and razor wire. It was 17 months before I seen the beauty right in front of me. For a few minutes I felt more free than anyone on either side of the fence. My point in writing this is to remind those out there to take time to look past your own fences, look past the things you can find to complain about or worry over and appericate the beauty of the life that surrounds you. There are things out there bigger than us and maybe just maybe recognizing that will make life a little easier no it won't solve your problems or pay your bills but perhaps it will put things in perspective. I know this isn't like my other entries, but I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for reading


kt moxie said...

That is a really, really beautiful post. You have one amazing man.

Ginger said...

Thanks :) I do and I thank god everyday that he chose and continues to pick me every day.