I am finally in transit! Praise the Lord! I am hoping to be transferred this week. I’ve been preparing for this since I got sentenced. I sent my books home and I’ve already cleaned out my drawer. It is most definitely time to go!
This has been my “home” for the past 13 months. Although I have lots of memories here…I’m not gonna miss much about this place. The thing I will miss the most is Vickie! She has been here for me the whole time. I know she is a gift from God. We hold each other accountable and encourage each other. We know each other’s thoughts before we think them. I couldn’t have done this time here without her. We laugh together and cry together. Then we use our frizzy hair as a distraction to turn a cry into a laugh… “Your hair is so ugly” really means “Help…I’m crying…make me laugh.” I will never forget that. But it’s only something we understand because one time we were trying to turn another girl’s cry into a laugh- but she didn’t think it was very funny when we told her that her hair was ugly…actually I think it made her cry more. I guess it is so funny to us because if we were out in the free world our hair would be smooth and straight…looking good. But in jail – it doesn’t matter how our hair looks. We know how bad our hair is…we wash it on Mondays and take a comb to it about every other Monday. So it is an ongoing joke about our frizzy hair.
I am going to miss praying togetheras well. We constantly stay in prayer for one another. And with Nathali and me both leaving – we have been worried that this dorm would be consumed by all the darkness and evil. But God is faithful! He has a plan and he is already setting up the dorm for our departure. Just last week. Keosha joined the West Baton Rouge Parrish Family. She is bold in the Lord and knows the word. And her bunk is right beside Vickie!
Thank you Lord! He knows what we need before we even ask Him. My prayer for Vickie is that she is accepted to work release for the remainder of her time. And also please lift up a special prayer to restore her mother’s health. James 5:16 says “The prayers of a righteous man are powerful and effective.” Thank ya’ll for your prayers. And get ready to join me on my journey at a Real Prison!