Collateral damage — learning to live without regret: Part IV

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      See also: Part I  Part II  Part III Part IV: Barely surviving By Daisy . . . Two years later, I had gained a little confidence after finally leaving m
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      I commend you for having the courage and commitment to not run from your husbands challenges. Not all are that fotunate. When I was released from federal prison I found this journal entry from my ex wife in the storage locker where she had moved all my belongings.

      The FBI took my husband away in May 2006 on the day of his sentencing. He was a handsome, intelligent, vibrant, sharply dressed, nice, kind person. When I saw Don, for the first time in that horrible place, I hardly recognized him. I thought to myself, the feds have taken my handsome, vibrant husband and replaced him with an alien. He was white as a bedsheet, his hair had totally turned white in just a few weeks. He was so thin-thinner than I had ever seen him. He was so pale and frail looking. It was shocking to me to see him like that.

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      When people drive you so far down, the only place for you to go is up. No one should ever be placed in a perpetual cycle of punishment. And, guilt by association was something that was supposed to be abolished with the American revolution.
      However, it’s times like these when we find people who are truly human and are humbled by their actions and graciousness. The man who rented you your home and eventually sold it to you was showing you the true face of love. No matter how low we feel, or how much any individual shows us malice, there is always the opposite waiting to be seen as well. Not that I wish this on anyone, but we learn so much from bondage and oppression. We learn who we are not.

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      It is so hard when stranger’s in a position of power work so hard to turn a person into what they think that person is. It is one of the most frustrating things to me. I look forward to your last installment. I am glad you found the strength to persevere. Not easy I know.

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