There’s a silent fear you face when you’re separated from the people you love the most. The separation tugs at your heart. You begin to wonder how you’re going to be able to carry on relationships with your kids, your spouse, and even your family. “Out Of Sight, Out of Mind”; there’s so much truth to that statement.
Sometimes the loss of love can make a person weak. Losing a woman affects a man in prison more than most would like to admit. It’s hard but not the end of the world. When you’re the backbone of your family, you have to learn to cope and keep pushin’. Life goes on for the people you love, and life goes on for you. The best thing you can do is strengthen your mind while you have time. Once the original sting of being incarcerated passes, you have to figure out how to make things work in your favor. Any man can learn to adjust. Your children expect to see a strong version of their father when they come to visit; not someone caught up in sorrow and throwing a pity parties for themselves. Don’t let them down; let go of the things you can’t change and hold on to the things that mean the most. There’s the good side to adversities; you have the opportunity to see what you’re made of. Learning how to cope is a part of maturing.
Each person has it in themselves to weather the storm. All you have to do is make up your mind and go into action. If needed, use your love for your children as extra motivation; that’s what I do. I always say to myself, “What would my daughters think of me if I just give up?”. I expect them to believe in themselves so I have to set the same example…Prison is just a bump in the road. Once you get over that bump you begin to see how this situation can be beneficial to you. Use your time wisely…Learn how to cope and grow from the experience. You’re not the first person to go through this and you won’t be the last. Thousands have felt the very same way you feel and they managed to make it through. At the end of the day, you’ll be alright…
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