Look How Far We’ve Come

My wife, Suzie, has struggled with anxiety and depression. Her anxiety was so bad that she didn’t even have a Facebook account or any type of social media. It was pure luck that she stumbled upon my pen pal ad while doing research on how to send “thank you” cards to our troops overseas (see: How I Found Love From Within Prison).

I have struggled with control issues and conditional love. Everything had to be about me and had to be on my terms. Looking back in hind sight, I can see how I had been behaving.

But despite all of my issues and flaws, and despite hers, we saw something in each other that couldn’t be denied. She accepted me for me. And I accepted her for her. Together we bring out the best in each other. The love we share is transforming our lives for the better.

She is teaching me the true meaning of Marriage, and how to love unconditionally. She teaches me how to be kind, gentle, and sensitive. She teaches me patience and how to be understanding of different perspectives.

And I am teaching her how to be confident and secure in herself and her abilities. I’m teaching her how to come out of her shell and face the world. I’m teaching her to be strong and courageous.

Together we inspire each other towards greatness.
Where I am weak, she is strong. And vise versa.

We are learning each other’s ways and how to successfully communicate with each other. We’ve faced hard times as we navigate the learning curve of True Love and marriage. Our love for each other gives us the strength to overcome any and all obstacles on our path.

When I look at how far we’ve come in our relationship, I am filled with strength and with love as we continue to hold hands as we step forward together.

“A successful marriage isn’t the union of two perfect people. It’s that of two imperfect people who have learned the value of forgiveness & grace.”

I am so proud of Suzie for how far she’s come. Her gentle soul and sweet nature is so evident to all who know her. She has spent countless hours building a blog site for inmates. Check it out at inmateblogger.com. She has posted over 1,200 posts from over 100 different inmates. Talk about commitment and dedication!

Now we’re ready to launch nationwide, but we need your help! In order to become the worldwide leader in inmate blogging, I want her to send an “Intro Letter” to 42,000 inmates that span across 700 facilities nationwide.

This is a great project that has huge potential to help millions of inmates by offering them meaningful activities in the form of writing to the world. To learn more about this prison writing project and the wonderful benefits that blogging offers to inmates, please visit this GoFundMe campaign.

Please help spread the word and bring BIG attention to this extraordinary effort. Blast it all over social media! Show Support For Inmate Blogger and take action today.

Thank you very much.

 


Steven Jennings

Author: Steven & Suzie Jennings

She was raised as a Mormon, and he is a convict serving 43 years in prison. This blog offers a glimpse into two vastly different worlds that somehow came crashing together. Join them on their journey through prison life & married life.

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