Last Furlough

This is our very last furlough. Tomorrow she goes back at 6:30. And then, Tuesday we have our last session in the detention center. On Friday she walks out a free girl!
We are almost at the finish line. And then, A new Beginning!

2 Responses to Last Furlough

  1. melin says:

    Ahhh- so close you can feel it. My heart skipped a beat when I read that post.

    I’ve been following along and dedicating myself to prayers for your family after reading a post.

    This is just me, but I like to only keep up with blogs about people I care about and not just read a blog for the sake of being nosey.

    It’s got to be a little scary for all of you for all different reasons. Your home has known peace and with everybody’s cooperation, you will experience a more full peace.

    I imagine the most concerned person has to be your dd. She will be trying hard to strike the right chord while not denying herself the self awareness she has garnered.

    I’ve learned from each and every one of your posts, Christie. Your ability to be transparent and continue to dignify everybody is impressive.

    • ChristieM says:

      Melin,
      Your words mean a lot to me. We are so very excited that she is doing well and ready to come home.
      She flipped a few months ago and made the decision, which all of us must do.
      She decided to face her trauma and to work through it. I’m so proud of her. And I’m proud of my girls who have
      chosen to walk the high road of forgiveness, looking past fear and anger to embrace love.

      Yesterday they encouraged her as she was heading back to the center. We love you! Just 5 more days and you’ll be home!
      I know those words meant a lot to her. They meant a lot to me too, because this has been like walking a tightrope over a pit of lava at times. 🙂

      And you are correct. She is going to be the hardest on herself. She must focus and forgive herself. That is part of loving herself and a part of accepting that she too is a flawed human being, as we all are.

      More to come!!!!

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