There was a good bit of down time for Camp Peterson. Ky’s been doing really well so we thankfully have had nothing to report. He is feeling good, but has expressed a bit of concern about the fact that he still hasn’t been to see the endocrinologist for HRT. Ky is extremely happy this week. Because of travel expenses, Ky hasn’t had a visit from family in over a year. Tomorrow, his mother will be visiting him, and she’s taking some special family members as well. Ky is overjoyed to be meeting his little niece for the first time.
The only bit of trouble we’ve had is with Jpay, the communications company that enables Ky to receive emails and video visits. It seems the company decided to “upgrade” the computer in Ky’s dorm. We went nearly 2 weeks with no email or video communications at all. We are able to visit again, and emails flowing.
We would like to share our deepest gratitude with everyone who has continued to show support, send money, and share his story. There truly are not enough words to express how thankful we are for such tremendous blessings. And with that, I share Ky’s Holiday message:
“Happy Holidays from Pulaski! I want to give a special thanks to everyone who was able to send extra funds for this month. For me, it’s important to give what you can and take only what you need. Rather than going crazy with extra cheez puffs and snack cakes, a group of us got together and were able to pull enough items to make Christmas lunch and give a few personal items to the ladies who don’t have families or can’t get store. In a place like this, it’s the little things that make the biggest difference. That’s why I asked Pinky to share the quote by Martha Washington. None of us can change our circumstances. We cannot change the past demons that hold us in this place. However, we do have the power to control our own attitudes and how we spend the time that we are here. The folks who are successful here, and after going home, are the ones who always look for the good in any situation. The ones who make the best of what they have, tend to be happier and are less affected by the damage that prison can cause to one’s spirit.
I’m asking everyone to please remember the little things. Instead of thinking about shopping rushes, and expensive toys, remember that the smallest kindness can make a lasting imprint on another human soul. No matter what your faith, practicing the spirit giving and kindness is a year round effort. Have a wonderful Holiday and every day after.
Be Blessed ~ Words of Ky”