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Day 459

Saturday, March 7, 2020 -


Today, what could have been a very discouraging day for me, turned out to be a blessing. Discouraging because from 5 pm til 7pm this evening is the “viewing” for my mother, who suddenly passed away almost two weeks ago, yet I have not been allowed to attend. But I know mom is laying in a casket in Chattanooga, Tennessee, but she is rejoicing, running around and probably jumping up and down in heaven, unlike the monotonous wheelchair-bound life she’s had for the past three or four years.

At first, I was kind of surprised two of my children would not be attending their grandma’s funeral, nor my granddaughter, until I found out instead they decided to come to be with me during this time. It had been three months since I’d last seen Victoria, her husband Cory, and their daughter, Evelyn. Evelyn had changed greatly, being a regular chatterbox now.

I went to the window to watch for them to drive up as I do each time I get visitors but was really surprised to see three adults walking into the prison with my 21-month-old granddaughter. I was confused at first, because I knew Kathie to be in Tennessee.

But then I caught a glimpse of Jonathan’s face, our youngest child (23). He has yet to come to see me in prison. The last time he tried was about a month ago when the car broke down on the way. I was thrilled! Finally, I would get to see Jonathan. Now all but two of my children have visited, but the remaining two live far away – one in Slidell, Louisiana, and the other in El Paso, Texas. Both of them, however, will be at their grandma’s funeral, for which I’m very grateful.

Upon returning to the unit after the visit, I had a wonderful hour-long conversation about the Lord with “RM,” who I’ve asked to share his testimony on these pages in the near future.

I praise the Lord as well that yesterday afternoon I received word that Judge Sessions in Vermont granted my request to delay the selection of a new attorney until April 15, and further also delayed the depositions in regards to the civil lawsuit against me, my company, and my daughter Victoria. All in all, the Lord has blessed me these past 24 hours, and I now pray earnestly that God will uphold Kathie during this time of commemoration of my mom, without me being able to be there. I praise the Lord she rested well last night (for a change) at a very nice Airbnb someone blessed her and my family with. I have so much to be thankful to the Lord for!

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