I first want to start out by saying how much we have been blessed this holiday season and this past year. Our family is so grateful for the love that has been shown to us during the Holidays and throughout this past year. Words can't describe how thankful we are for your thoughtfulness toward our family. We have been blessed with so many kind acts by so many individuals. Thank you for your cards, prayers, meals, donations, gifts, services and so many other acts of kindness. You have definitely helped to lighten our load and bring happiness into our home. It was so wonderful to see the children's faces on Christmas morning. They all had big smiles on their faces and excitement in their voices. This made Dave and I so happy. We love you and thank you all for your kindness and love.
Just before Christmas we received some heartbreaking news. The Judge who is managing the Nevada Case decided that there was no way that all 17 defendants could be tried on February 6th. She decided because there was so many defendants going to trial that she would break them up into three different groups and have three different trials. All 17 defendants were ready to go to trial on February 6th. These men have been imprisoned for over 10 months and are ready to be reunited with their families again. But sadly the Judge decided that Dave along with his brother Mel and four others would be put into the last group to go to trial. Which means that Dave probably will not be going to trial until August of 2017.
Dave has already been away from our family for ten long months now. If he doesn't go to trial until August then that is at least another ten long months. This means that it will be almost two years that our family will have been wrongly separated. This trial is not getting any easier only harder. I feel for Dave who longs for his children's hugs and kisses. And I feel so badly for our children who miss a daddy who freely gave his love to his children with lots of hugs and kisses. His family means everything to him and he is our hero. The thought of him not coming home soon is almost unbearable and we are trying to just take it one day at a time.
Even though this trial is extremely hard we will never stop believing and having faith that our Heavenly Father is ultimately in control and that our Daddy will be home soon. Below is a picture of what our Santa's cookies looked like this past Christmas. I love the faith that our daughter has and that her faith is unwavering. She will never give up on her daddy! She is one of her daddy's biggest Cheerleaders.
Dave and I are blessed with six beautiful children who are doing their best to hold on to the faith that their daddy will be home soon. These children have cried many tears for their daddy. They miss him and want him home so badly. But they are doing their best to staying strong for their daddy. Please continue to do the same with us. Please continue to pray that our Dad and the other patriots will be returned home soon. We want to wish our dad a Happy Birthday on Saturday and let him know that we love him and miss him. We are proud of him for staying so strong. We pray that on his Birthday he will be comforted and be able to find some happiness. We love you DAVE BUNDY! Keep staying strong. You will be home soon. Families are Forever.