Before I get started, I forgot to mention some important details about the class. By being in this class and possibly working in the plant, I will be released November of 2030, my minimum. That is exciting! Unlike what my lawyer said, it is really easy to make your minimum release date. (Note from the editor [Mom]: Eddie’s lawyer was an incompetent who cares more about politicking than about doing his job–my opinion only. Eddie’s father would disagree with me. LOL) I have met inmates who have been written up multiple times and only worked during 50% of their sentence. They still got out at their minimum release date. These inmates have been in prison more than once.
Also, the class is from 8:00 am – 10:30 am and 1 pm – 2:45 pm Monday – Friday. The only downside is that I miss Yard Time. I was just starting to exercise, walk/jog again. Working up to running again. Now I can only go to the recreation on the weekends. I will have to come up with a room exercise routine I guess.
So the second day of sewing started out discouraging, but ended up great. The first half of class, all I did was sew straight lines for 2 1/2 hours. Then the teacher’s aide told me I was not going to move onto anything else until I filled 4 scrap pieces with lines. They never told us that. It was frustrating. He told me 10 minutes before class was finished. So I was frustrated. If I would have known that, I would have been onto something else… like sewing pockets or something. I came back to my room and prayed hard. I prayed continuously for about 20 minutes to relax me and not to worry about it. I asked God to help me focus in the second session and to complete the task. I felt much better, not frustrated. I went into the second session determined to finish the task and to improve. I did 6 strips of scrap! The teacher’s aide and instructor told me that I would move onto something else on Monday. I was excited!
Then I got back to my room and another prayer was answered. I got 2 letters, one from my Dad and one from my Step Mom. I hadn’t heard from them in 3 weeks. I was a little worried about them. For the past week, I prayed about it. All I have to say is “God is good…. All the time… All the time…. God is Good!”