Patience Required

Family Impact

Aug 09

Sunday, May 6th, 2012 |

“The fruit of righteousness is sown in peace for those who cultivate peace. Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains.” James 3:18; 5;7

There is no doubt that the spouses have the hardest times with our incarceration. I have no doubt that the men do not understand all that our spouses are dealing with. All of this could lead to misunderstandings that could have been easily resolved with a few words when they arose.

I really pray for patience because I need it so bad. My priority is always Christine and our relationship.  And, I realize that without patience, it will be difficult to resolve misunderstandings. Patience is always necessary here because of all the BS that the BOP reaps on us. But, all that we must endure is nowhere near the same as what the spouses require at home.

I listen to the frustrations of the other men, lamenting the problems their wives are experiencing.  These guys are powerless to help their wives and family.  You cannot underestimate the effect of incarceration on the family.

I am so sorry that we must go through all this together, but apart.

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