Thanks so much for your prayers and support this week. It has been a tough week but – none-the-less – God has shown up and provides peace and hope in a seemingly hopeless situation.
Randi recieved a sentence yesterday of 90 months in a Federal Prison. That is 7.5 years. She has already served 12 of those months at West Baton Rouge Correctional Center. She is hoping to be transferred to a prison closer to family (closer to me, yay!). Yesterday was tough but Randi had such a peace about her – even through her tears.
We were in the court room for about 30 minutes before the hearing – with Randi, her U.S. Marshall escort, her lawyer and a few others. We couldn’t talk to her, touch her or make any hand signals (not sure what they are afraid of there) but she could talk to her U.S. Marshall friend & other security dude. They were talking and laughing – normal Randi style – and it was fun to sit there and pretend like we were hanging out like the good ‘ole days. She has been ready for this hearing for months now.
I am going to let Randi speak for herself on how she feels about the sentence and hearing. Please continue to pray for Randi. There will be ups and downs as she deals with God’s plan for her in the years ahead of her.