We're beginning the countdown! Nate's release date (first eligibility for parole) is May, 2014. So as of today, we are under the one-year mark!!! We will be counting down excitedly as he comes back to California and we will be able to visit him more often and encourage him to look forward to the future instead of dwelling on the past.
We have heard through a friend of his (I haven't been home to check my own mail) that he is hoping to be at Jamestown this week. The trip from Oklahoma was terrible. He was awake for over 54 hours before they finally arrived in Arizona and he was able to sleep. He's been in lockdown the entire time without phone privileges, so we have not been able to talk to him, but he was finally able to access his college books this week so he could begin studying for his two final exams. We can't wait to see him again!
Thanks as always for all your support!