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my life in letters

Posted by the prisoner's wife On 2:07 PM
My Life In Letters

(letters from beloved. he paid someone to decorate the envelopes. they are so beautiful!)

Over the past 8+ months beloved and I have exchanged upwards of 300 letters. Some of them mundane, and many more full of raw energy and wanting. Enclosed in the last letter were two poems. Two beautiful gifts. These letters and words keep me/us going in spite of the distance, and the setbacks, and the feelings of missing and loneliness, and sometimes guilt. Beloved wrote...

With every moment that passes
In every hour of each day
My thoughts reflect like the blue
Of the ocean's waters onto the sky
With the sun rays

It's your smile that fills my inner vision
With a light full of warmth
Penetrating the darkness
with your loving presence
comforting my essence

With every memory of times we shared
Keeping you as my constant companion
I stare as if into thin air
I struggle to keep you near
Through salty tears

So dear, you are where you are
Within me Within us
Within God we trust
What is communicated with each touch
I miss you so much

Today was supposed to be the start of the trial, but once again, the DA wasn't ready. We must wait...and this time, we will have to wait an entire summer for the end, some end, to come to this. I pray that in the waiting we will continue to grow and continue to have faith in each other and in God.

Speaking of God, beloved traded Jesus for Allah and his mother (who is a super holy roller), is in denial. I, on the other hand, have always held true to the belief that Allah, Jesus, Jehovah....are all one in the same. Of course, it's hard explaining this to the peopleI know (esp. considering I am a Baptist minister's granddaughter), but it's how I feel. Last night, I saw a documentary called "Three Faiths, One God" which explored the connections and shared history of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. It was so fascinating (and affirming). I wish I could send it to beloved. He is just starting to learn what Islam is, and I would hate for him to fall victim to an Imam that preaches separation instead of unity. Everyone of each faith should watch this film and realize that we are all serving the same God. Perhaps then, the conflicts and wars and pain would cease.

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9 Response to 'my life in letters'

  1. Stephen Bess Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2006/06/my-life-in-letters.html?showComment=1151596740000#c115159678041569132'> Thursday, June 29, 2006 8:59:00 AM

    Nice poem. I truly beleive that there are different names for God in different cultures. There are so many similarities between Christianity and Islam in content. It's always difficult for me to speak on religion because I don't think that anyone really knows for sure. We should just listen to our hearts and spirits and that will lead us. So, if Allah makes you a peaceful and loving human being more effectively than the Christian approach then it is good. We all take different paths to that one source. I truly beleive that. God bless you and your family.


  2. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2006/06/my-life-in-letters.html?showComment=1151597760000#c115159779120637705'> Thursday, June 29, 2006 9:16:00 AM

    thanks bless. i believe the same things. whatever path you take to God is the right path for you so long as it gives you & those around you peace.


  3. Aly Cat 121 Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2006/06/my-life-in-letters.html?showComment=1151632500000#c115163255122557199'> Thursday, June 29, 2006 6:55:00 PM

    Just stumbled onto your blog by way of "being mama daily" and thought your page was really beautiful. You speak very eloquently and with a poets tongue. *makes me wanna do something with my page* - Peace


  4. a. Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2006/06/my-life-in-letters.html?showComment=1152658020000#c115265803886890438'> Tuesday, July 11, 2006 3:47:00 PM

    I haven't heard of the documentary. I'll check it out. I wish you well.


  5. pear Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2006/06/my-life-in-letters.html?showComment=1152677280000#c115267731140613134'> Tuesday, July 11, 2006 9:08:00 PM

    u are so blessed!


  6. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2006/06/my-life-in-letters.html?showComment=1152681300000#c115268135910886827'> Tuesday, July 11, 2006 10:15:00 PM

    aly: i know i'm late, but thanks for dropping by. :) please come again.

    a: you should totally check it out. apparently there are 2 parts but PBS only showed the first. i am trying to track down both parts (to rent). it isn't on netflix, so i'm going to keep looking.

    pear: yes, i am blessed...i just need to keep remembering it.


  7. michelle Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2006/06/my-life-in-letters.html?showComment=1153267740000#c115326779341670535'> Tuesday, July 18, 2006 5:09:00 PM

    what love the poem reflects! haven't heard of Three Faiths, One God...but I want to check it out


  8. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2006/06/my-life-in-letters.html?showComment=1153685340000#c115368534650815673'> Sunday, July 23, 2006 1:09:00 PM

    That poem is beautiful and so are the envelopes! If love could be captured in a photo, I feel I've seen it in your blog! Wow...the love that you two share inspires me!

    Prayer changes everything. Keep your faith in God and continue to trust Him. That's my encouragement for you! You are stronger than you realize!



  9. Anonymous Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2006/06/my-life-in-letters.html?showComment=1175480760000#c8073758066735973539'> Sunday, April 01, 2007 7:26:00 PM

    Totally disagree with you...one God, one way.