Oh, my how time flies by. When I looked at the date of Brandon’s last blog I knew it had been a while but had no idea it was 4 months ago!! It has been almost four years since Brandon (and I) started this blog and until recently he has been diligent with his efforts in blogging. Considering his situation that is a pretty good run! I wanted to post an update for any of those out there who still may be reading as the update is filled with positive, exciting news on Brandon.
First, he has at last completed his classes and has earned his AA degree from Coastline Community College! This opportunity that is available to inmates in California prisons is amazing. Brandon also earned a certificate in Business Education as well. So proud of him. It was a totally self taught experience and this achievement for him is extraordinary. To say I am proud is an understatement 🙂
He also just received news from CDCR that he is eligible for the early release program and it is possible he will be out in a few months. We are beginning to make arrangements for that now…at last. I want to keep his blog up and going as he has never actually “seen” his blog online. I would print out comments, etc and mail to him but for him to actually be able to view the whole blog site will be so cool.
With all this good news going on he has been lack in his blogging but what the heck, his efforts elsewhere have more than paid off! His spiritual growth since his incarceration and his growth in general will see him through anything on the outside I believe. His future looks incredible but as he says he will take it slowly, slowly.
Life is amazing, my son and I have been so blessed to be able to work our way through what could have been a long, horrible time. We both have learned how to forgive, to love and to be grateful everyday. It has been a journey of enlightenment, may you be as blessed as we are and thanks for reading.
As Shakespeare said, “There are more things in heaven and Earth, / Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
Brandon will be back here blogging I am sure! So look for him soon!