Tuesday, September 13, 2016

He Is Home!


Well almost home. My son is out of prison. He arrived a few days ago.

Another son and I met him at the bus station. He had traveled almost two days to get here so he was worn out.

He looks great but older. I know that his health is not as good as it should be but I am hoping that he will improve now.

He had called me the first morning of his trip to let me know that he was on his way. He was released a couple of days ahead of what we thought so I was surprised. He was too.

He asked me to call and notify everyone he cares about. I was on the phone for several hours because of course everyone had questions. Most of the answers I did not know.

He also had a request that I knew he would have. "Bring me something to eat!" He wanted fast food so a home cooked meal would have to wait.

So we met him at the bus. It was a wonderful reunion.

The only problem was that he had only half an hour to check in at the halfway house. We were able to catch up a little on the way but of course there was not enough time.

That is why he is only almost home. We have no idea how long he will have to stay there. He will be able to leave under certain circumstances for short periods of time after he is situated. I am waiting for that now.

He did call me that evening to let me know he was getting settled. It seems like a nice enough place. He was wondering if we could take him shopping for clothes as soon as they will let him go.

So I almost have my son back. It is not enough but it will do for now.

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  1. I am happy for you and your son, Emma. I wish the best for him as he settles back into life again.

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    1. Thank you. He is getting settled in where he is now. It will be a while before he will be able to resume a normal life. But he is closer every day.

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  2. To be together as a family again is the best gift their is. The very best to your son, to you and your family, Emma 💕

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    1. Thank you. It was so good to be able to give him a big hug.

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  3. Hope it works out well for him and he is able to put this behind him and start life back over.

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  4. Wishing good things for you and your family.

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  5. My best wishes to you and family, reunited.

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  6. What a wonderful feeling it must be to be released from prison! "Love and Freedom", that is what Col. Purcell wrote in his book that he signed for me, he had been a POW for over five years. And love and freedom is wished for your son!

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    1. I have noticed a hard edge to him that was not there before. Hopefully he will be back to himself as he becomes used to being home.

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  7. My best wishes to you and him too, Emma!

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  8. I hope he finds his true purpose, spreads his wings, and becomes the man he was meant to be.

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