Monday, September 24, 2007


Next Monday, Oct 1, 2007 I will self-surrender to a federal prison facility to start my 30 day sentence. But I am not there yet. I have today, tomorrow and the remainder of the week to get my proverbial house in order. I have to make lists for my estranged husband. I have to make lists for my brother, their Uncle Robert who will take to them to music lessons on Wednesdays. I have to make instructions for pick-up for Aunt Betty, who will pick them up everyday except Wednesday. I have to give contact info to my girlfriends Karen and Robin and make sure my sister Lo has everything because she is the back-up in NJ. I have to make blog-log instructions for my sister Lo and my best friend Ron--Yep they are going to guest blog for me while I am away. I am already feeling overwhelmed, I need a list to keep straight about the list I have to make. I am not nervous or scared yet, I am just trying to remember all that I have to do to make sure the kids are taken care of. I am keeping in the front of my mind that the hardest part is over--the waiting and the not knowing what will happen. I have been sentenced and I will be doing my time in 7 days. Doing the time is the beginning of the end of all this shit. And that my friend is joyous!


Femigog said...

Keep your head up sister. And you are right, once it is done it is DONE. Bless you and yours.

laurie said...

I have been thinking of you every day. I love your attitude and how you are facing this next challenge. And I can tell that your kids will be surrounded by love and support while you are gone. They have a very good mama.

Lovebabz said...

Thank you Femigog and Laurie. You really don't know anything about love until you are responsible for the care of a child. My whole soul is about making sure they are raised unharmed and nurtured and loved. Somedays you just want to run screaming from the house and other days you can't remember who you were before they came.

Piecake said...

Hi Babz, I've been out of the blog world for the past few days, but just had to let you know that I've been thinking of your upcoming surrender.
I'll be saying prayers for you.

The Thinking Black Man said...

Please take care of yourself.

Try not to think of each passing hour as one more hour in - instead think of them as one hour closer to being out and with your family again.

My best wishes to you!

mom2amara said...

Thanks for visiting my site. I
have been away from the blogosphere for a few days - and regretfully I am only getting to your blog now. I am amazed by your strength. Stay strong.