"The fight for freedom is God's fight.
So when a man stands for freedom he stands with God.
And as long as he stands for freedom he stands with God.
And were he to stand alone he would still stand with God.
A man will be eternally vindicated and rewarded for his stand for freedom."
--Ezra Taft Benson

Friday, June 10, 2016

Working Man

My husband has always been a very good provider.  He has always taken pride in providing for our family.  It has been really hard for him not being able to provide for his family at this time.  He not only enjoys providing for his family but enjoys helping others in need also.   He did not call me this afternoon so I was a little worried on what he was doing and if he was ok.  Well, the guards came to him and asked him if he would be willing to take a job in the kitchen.  He said he would try it out.  He was hoping he would be able to get a little bit more peace and quite in there.  Well, it wasn't really quite.  It actually was pretty loud in the kitchen.  He said he worked nine hours and it was alot of work.  But he didn't mind the work.    I asked him how much he got paid.  Now here is the kicker.  He told me to quess.  I thought for sure that he would have said at least a couple of dollars per hour.  Nope he gets paid 0.17 cents per hour.  I was shocked when he told me that.  Maybe that is why the kitchen is such short staffed. So he worked nine hours and earned $1.53.  I wonder if that is before or after taxes are taken out?

He would have to work 1470 hours in order to pay for one hour of our lawyers time.  So I am thinking that we are going to still need the help from the Amerian People in order to win this fight.  Dave appreciates so much everyones willingness to help us during this time.  He reminds me everyday to keep putting everything down in the ledger.  When he gets out he will be looking forward to paying it forward.  I know none of you expect it but that is just how my husband works.

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