"Don't worry about a thing...every little thing is gonna be alright"...Bob Marley
Thursday, June 14, 2007
The Possibility of a Soul on Ice
On 9/11/06 I stood before a Federal Judge and pleaded guilty to One Count of Misappropriation of Federal Funds for a Federal Program. I embezzled a little less than $50,000. from a nonprofit that I was the Executive Director of from 9/01 to 6/03. I am awaiting sentencing. That's it. I wish I could talk more candidly about this, at the moment I cannot, I dare not. I will say this has been the third hardest thing I had ever endured in the 44 years of my life. The first being raped by my father as a child and sold for sex by my father. The second hardest thing was the surprise passing of my mother. Through all this uncertainty and sadness, I remain optimistic about the world and my place in it. I love being a mother, and I love being a wife. I love life. Don't get me wrong there have been times when I certainly didn't feel like this, but I have decided to choose happiness. I decided that I want to be happy. I have no idea what will happen to me, I have placed this in God's hands and I feel free to dream and ponder and imagine a new start for myself and my family. Someday this will be behind me, and until then I will meet it head on armed with the support of loving friends and family. In the words of the great one..