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The 4 of us went to the Parole Office last Tuesday. We were there for a long time - we were there about 20 minutes early for the appt. Someone finally called Mike into the talk to the P.O. He was back there for about half an hour. Mike came out & Shannon was called back. Another half an hour. When she came out, Seth & I met with the guy for 10 or 15 minutes.
He has to do a report & submit it to the court. I don't feel like we're going to get a whole lot of support from him. The new sentencing date is Feb. 14th - just a few weeks before the baby will arrive.
One of the worst parts of all of this is the "not knowing" what's going to happen. How much time in jail will Mike & Shannon get? Anywhere from no time/all parole to 2 years plus parole is the way I understand it. The "no time" doesn't seem real likely. Mike seems to be ready to do what needs to be done to get this over with. Shannon is just plain terrified.
They've settled in real well here. Seth is spoiling them rotten in every way he can. Me? I just try to cook things that they'll like. They're kinda picky when it comes to food - and they don't like cheese for the most part - that presents a real challenge to me.
They attended Memorial Service with us this morning. They've met quite a few of our Brethern already at Wed. night class & Fri. night Bible Readings. It makes me feel so good to see how welcoming & friendly everyone is with them. Everyone accepts them for who they are & no one looks down on them. That's gotta feel good. I hope they got something out of meeting today.
Anyway, we're kinda on hold for right now so I probably won't do anymore updating until the sentencing date. There really won't be a lot to say - our days are very calm & peaceful, as they should be.