Over the past few months I have been going through a very difficult, very emotional, trying time. I have not been blogging because first of all, I've always wanted my blog to be my "happy" space, but in reality, I've decided, it should be my honest, what's going on in my life space and what is a blog good for if you cannot write about what's going on in your life and get support from your friends. I've really struggled with sharing this information because it is so personal and so horrible and so painful, but here goes.
On December 31, 1984, my wedding day, was the last time I saw my mother. On March 25, 1985 she was brutally murdered in her place of business by a 22 year old drug addict. The crime was very horrific and brutal, I won't give you gory details, but it was bad. He stole less than $300 dollars from her and then went back and murdered her so he would not get caught. My mother was the most kind, loving, giving person you would ever want to meet. She had paid this guy to do odd jobs for her in order for him to make money. She would have given him money if only he would have ask.
Back in the day of this crime, laws were very different. He received "Life" in prison, but then there was no "no possibility of parole" and he would have to serve 51 years before being eligible to go before a parole board. Due to the difference in the laws from then to now, he only had to serve 20 years before being eligible to apply for parole. He has served 28 years, but we have to fight his parole every three years now. It is the most horrible, painful, cruel and inhumane treatment that there is. My family and I must endure reliving my mother's murder every three years! I can tell you that it comes very quickly!! The only thing that we as the victims can do for this hearing is obtain oppositions against his release! Yep, that's it!
I am only sharing this information because I really needed to write about it and get things out of my head. I have not been blogging and keeping up with my friends because of all the work and time that I have to spend preparing for this lame judicial process that we have to endure, but also because during this time, I feel so guilty doing anything fun or rewarding.
All I am asking from my best bloggy buddies is that I need prayers to help me and my family make it through this horrible process and pray that this cold blooded murderer does not get released on parole.
This is my beautiful mother with me on my wedding day. Her birthday is June 2, she would be 88 years old and I will be traveling to Tennessee on this day to attend her murderer's parole hearing on June 4. Great vacation!??
Bless you all. I am thanking all of you in advance for your prayers! I really want my life back!!
Love and hugs,