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Storming the Castle

Posted by the prisoner's wife On 1:06 PM

(attica correctional facility. this pic was taken with my phone. i wasn't sure if you are allowed to take pics of prisons, so i tried not to look so blatant & use my camera.)

and we're back. the little one and i are back from our week-long dance marathon with beloved. it was wonderful seeing him. he hasn't changed much in the nearly 2-months i've seen him, but it did look like his face has thinned a bit (but he still has the belly lol).

seeing him made me realize how MUCH i actually miss him. i know that sounds weird, but somehow i am able to sort of deal with the feelings of him not being here. don't get me wrong, i miss him dearly, but i've been able to cope, i suppose. but seeing him made me consider moving to cold-ass buffalo, even though when he first mentioned it i balked. i still doubt that we'd move upstate, but it has crossed my mind.

beloved is good though, tired of being there, but he is maintaining, which makes me feel a little more at ease. i'm also so worried, especially after we visit, that he will get extremely depressed, but he sounds good. while we were there i got a chance to meet the Imam, whom i bothered so many Saturday mornings to make sure beloved's name was on the program list. he seemed happy to meet us, and he was happy for beloved that we were there. everytime we visit, people seem SO surprised that we would go all that way. but i often ask them...what would YOU do? i love this man with the fullness of my heart, he loves me, we have a son...so it's imperative to keep our family together. i mean, what else is there to do?

work is starting soon, in a week to be exact. i am SO not ready to go back to work. i've been spoiled this whole summer. every time i'm off work--any job--i wish it could last longer. i wonder if that means i'm not passionate about what i do? or does it just mean i'd rather spend time watching my son grow up? i mean, i am the only documentarian to his growth. daddy can't be here, so it's up to me to record, and capture all of his important moments. who knows...i just wish summer lasted just a bit longer.

on our trip to see beloved, i got the chance to stop in New York City & Toronto. I liked Toronto a lot & wish i could have stayed a bit longer to see what it's all about. it's not especially far from beloved, so who knows...perhaps we can move there. i'd still get the big city feel, in a relatively safe place, with a diverse community (with lots of west indians). but i'd have to visit a lot more & really check the place out. for now...i will enjoy the pictures (and so will you!) lol. be blessed y'all.


(i saw that while walking around and just HAD to take a picture. *lowers head* i'm guilty of txting & driving)

(CN Tower--the tallest building in the world--Day & Night)

(downtown T dot O)


(Times Square)

(posters of B'way plays...i STILL want to see Avenue Q)

(a lake at Central Park)

Niagra Falls

8 Response to 'Storming the Castle'

  1. Lisa C Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/08/storming-castle.html?showComment=1188450240000#c9118880725215359206'> Wednesday, August 29, 2007 10:04:00 PM

    I'm glad you had a wonderful visit with your love!!

    The pictures make me want to take a trip. It's long overdue now. Maybe before the year is up, I'll see.

    Be blessed!


  2. Stephen Bess Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/08/storming-castle.html?showComment=1188512880000#c2401387638037167217'> Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:28:00 PM

    What's up! These are some great photographs! I love them. I need to make it out West. I've never been. It was great to see your comment. You were missed. Peace~


  3. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/08/storming-castle.html?showComment=1188516660000#c5260416013556687695'> Thursday, August 30, 2007 4:31:00 PM

    lisa: thank you. i am so happy i got to see him as well. take a trip girl! go somewhere!

    bless: hey you. thank you, i'm just trying to be like you! i think i need an upgrade on my digi cam, but i'm enjoying taking flix on my phone too. i'm glad i was missed...i missed ya blog too!


  4. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/08/storming-castle.html?showComment=1188565860000#c405948465132447731'> Friday, August 31, 2007 6:11:00 AM

    You took some nice pics, they look like postcards


  5. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/08/storming-castle.html?showComment=1188607620000#c5400671772811227316'> Friday, August 31, 2007 5:47:00 PM


    thanks sis...some of them did come out really nice. i'm glad you enjoyed them!


  6. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/08/storming-castle.html?showComment=1188618360000#c8716574017767442330'> Friday, August 31, 2007 8:46:00 PM

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  7. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/08/storming-castle.html?showComment=1188618480000#c3827132134723375861'> Friday, August 31, 2007 8:48:00 PM

    you are KILLING me not emailing back. i'm glad to know you were out of town soaking up the smile and love of the man.

    we need to do tea.

    call me.


    auntie J


  8. Christina Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/08/storming-castle.html?showComment=1188691020000#c9185727529867228231'> Saturday, September 01, 2007 4:57:00 PM

    I can breath again now that you're back!
    Ya know :)