That was me and my wife in 2007.
When I was sentenced for injuring two people in a drunk-driving accident,
State law allowed the prosecutor to push for a mandatory-minimum sentence under Oregon’s Measure 11,
So after spending my first month in a lock-down facility for observation (read more Here),
Her tears came once again in what must have seemed like a continuously bad nightmare,
Was God there? In that moment?
Although it would be difficult to imagine,
Well, the most important reason... visiting!
First, better visiting hours, And they lasted longer.
Since my wife works nights and weekends as a nurse,
Second, this place allowed for 3 hour visits, compared with 1 hour at the Minimum Security location.
Lastly, in spite of the depressingly loud,
Think about it like this for a minute...
How often do you sit across from your spouse, hold hands, share your day & listen to theirs?
When do we stop long enough to look into one another’s eyes so that you can literally feel the warmth and affection in their gaze?
Maybe I am a simple man who was glad to learn to love his wife all over again.
But here, we could visit more often without interfering with her work schedule.
So although the drive was farther and seemed longer, it was mostly highway,
I will be forever grateful to you my darling wife.