Monday, May 30, 2011

College Student

Micah received his books from Rio Salada last week and is ready to get started on his classes. He got the scholarship from Rio for two classes, just because he is so darn smart! He is figuring that he will be able to complete his associates degree by the time he gets out in one year and five months.

He had a great visit this weekend and wants to thank everyone who takes the time to visit and write to him. As I have mentioned the time goes by so much faster and he feels so much better when he has lots of contact with the real world.

The prison world is just that- a prison world, and sometimes it is easy to forget there is a real world out there. A world where you can stay up until you want to go to sleep, where you can eat when you are ready to eat and a world where you can eat whatever you want to eat.

It is kind of like when you are really sick and you cannot remember what it feels like to feel good.

And the more we talk to him and remind him of all the good out here the more he looks forward and prepares for his life outside of the prison walls!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Still Here

Talking to Micah this morning and it was early. I can't believe that guy gets up at 5:30 in the morning to talk to his old mama. It is so nice to talk to him everyday and just gets my day going in the right direction.

In June he will move to level 2. That means more phone time. He will also go to B. That means moving across the street into a cell instead of dorm living.

He is still teaching a few hours a day and working out lots. He is waiting impatiently for things to get going with his schooling through Rio Salada college. I think he is going to do awesome and he is excited to get things going so he will be ready to join his brothers for University when he finishes.

The weather is heating up on Phoenix and he mentioned today that his visits will be increased in June. If anyone would like to visit and they are on his list just leave a message and I will get you there to visit. It really helps the weekend go faster as they only have two meals a day on the weekends, call breakfast and lunch brunch. Good ole' boys that own the prisons in Phoenix trying to cut corners how ever they can ha?

Friday, May 13, 2011

Six Months Later

Finally!!! Got to talk to Micah tonight. It has been six months since I have gotten to speak with him and it was glorious. It was just so good to hear his voice and that he was indeed doing o.k. and looking very forward to being able to talk regularly.

He was in ok spirits. He got two scholarships and will be taking two courses from Rio Salada. He is also teaching the GED prep classes still for 20 hrs. a week and loving that job.

It sounded like he was still working out lots and I will get to talk to him again tonight. I will have a lot more posts now that we can communicate. Just to let you all know he has had somme mail confiscated so if he did not write back that may be why.

Also his visitor list is now approved, little glitch on that one that we got fixed. I believe is you are on his approved visitor list you can google "securit" the phone service they use at the prison. There you set up an account so he will be able to call you.

I can't even describe how wrong they are about Friday the 13th :)