Friday, May 21, 2010

from mechele

miss my family, friends and my home. It’s difficult to not be in Oly with everyone. However so many here have made me feel so welcome and it feels like home too.
I love Anchorage. I love the people. I never thought I would say that. Strangers have been so kind to me. Everywhere I run into locals who wish good for us, from the GCI employees, staff at restaurants, baristas, cashiers, and shoppers. The recognition is bazaar to me and feels unreal. When people are so kind, I just want to hug them and cry, but just like picking up strange babies, I know this is not socially acceptable as well. So I graciously thank them the best I can, typically I’m tongue tied.
I am hoping to have a little more freedom as time passes. It’s difficult at times for my third party, she is essentially on house arrest too. Strange, since no other case (we have found) has placed a third party on house arrest with the defendant. It’s punishing a citizen who watched the system fail, and stepped forward to help. Now, she is punished for getting involved in government affairs. She is a strong, smart woman who sees it clearly. She is not intimidated. I love that about her.
My daughter and I want to ride our bikes, venture out and explore the parks and downtown. After my Judge said I was even less of a flight risk than before, I am hoping that they will be more lenient, and lift some of the restrictive conditions; and not treat me as sentenced to house arrest, rather let me live as “innocent until proven guilty” while on bail. Goodnight to all of my angels

16 comments:

livieandhermommies said...

Dear Mechele...
We have started up letter writing campaigns for you before, we can do it again. Would you like nice, polite letters to be sent to Judge Volland asking for more lienency with your free time? The chance to wear the ankle bracelet again instead of what is happening now?? Let us know...

dutch718 said...

I have to visit Alaska, it has the weather I like, and the people sound great. Enjoy your time Mechele.

Mike
Brooklyn, NY

Cyndi said...

Mechele, it is so nice to hear your own words and thoughts. I just can't imagine what you must be feeling. It is very unfortunate that in the "Land of the Free" we are guilty until proven innocent. You should not be on house arrest and should be allowed to go home. You will though hopefully soon. Take Care and keep writing.

qbirdq said...

I cannot imagine how one goes from incarcerated to freedom, albeit limited. You do a magnificent job expressing what you are experiencing so far.

Your husband and daughter must be over the moon to have you with them again.

You have a wonderful mother, who has done a great job keeping us informed. I don't know how your family and friends have coped!

The justice system continues to punish you, we all see that this system is effectively keeping your third party under house arrest! They are a bunch of ego maniacs who can't accept they have made very big mistakes in your case.

It's really great to hear that the people of Alaska are being kind.

Richyrich said...

Yeah, Isn't it cool to finally hear from Mechele directly? How do you like your website Mechele? Your mom and friends did a heck of a good job on it! Its just neat to have the new aspect of being able to hear from YOU! Aren't you proud of the website? I think its great! I hope you're having a GREAT day with your family! Welcome to your own website haha..... Rich

dutch718 said...

I think we all can agree that Mechele seems like the coolest person

Mike
Brooklyn, NY

anchboi said...

I am happy that your out now and I wish you the best
907-717-3394

The gal not the month said...

And I miss you too! Maybe this year we'll make the big holiday trip and have ALL the family together.

I hear our newest nephew is trying to make his way up there this summer (along with his parents). I hope it works out and you get lots of snuggles in!

sammy said...

SO happy for you Mechele!!
Kristin S. Orlando

sraddha54 said...

Oh Mechele! You are such a funny dear! It is wonderful, and such a pleasure to be able to hear you in your own inimitable words. Our prayers for you, and our admiration at your strength, have been with you always. This will never change, DearHeart. I'm just so doggone glad that you're away from that place, and with your own loving family. Thanks so for sharing yourself with us, Mechele. You are sooo hilarious!

James said...

Mechele, I just saw your show where you were convicted and felt so bad for you. I am so happy for you that the court overturned that injustice, I just feel bad that the prosecution won't let it go. Hopefully you are swiftly exonorated and back with your loved ones - James

Marea said...

So happy you are one step closer to finally being back home with your family. I can't imagine how amazing it feels to hold your daughter again after so long. You have so many supporters who firmly believe in your innocence and it is quite beautiful how many strangers have come to your aid to advocate against the appalling injustice that has befallen your family. And although the courts are still playing with your freedom, I know that too many eyes have been opened now that the prosecution cannot possibly pull the same slanderous stunts again. Soon you will fully have your life back.

letmesay said...

Mechele, why no mention of Colin? My husband might not have been so patient. Just trying to help.
J

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LaouidaFromMadisonMississippi said...

We have got to see some current pictures of You =) Love Ya. I love the posts that You wrote.

Diana said...

Michele, you are in my prayers, God Bless you and your Daughter. Diana from Wasilla