Hello to everyone that can read this.
First let me start off by wishing all of the dads out there a be-lated Happy Father’s Day! I hope you got to spend the day relaxing and being loved by your kid(s). I actually got to see my daughters!! They came to spend Father’s Day with me. I wouldn’t say it was the best Father’s Day, but I did appreciate the fact that my parents took their time to bring my girls down to see me. It was such a bitter sweet. Though I got to see them and spend some good quality time with them, I again had to say bye to them and again leave them. It was very emotional and has stuck with me still. I will never get the image of my girls crying for me and asking me to come with them as they cried. I have the image of my youngest daughter crying, Bye Papa” as tears rolled down her face. I will never forgive myself for having to put them through this. They are my motivation to get through this and to get home as soon as I can.
The very next day on Monday, I was shipped over to the Drug treatment program. I have to be honest with you. The first day, I though I was going to quit. This is intense, this is extreme, and it is extremely difficult. I can not get into details, but this is THE hardest thing that I have ever had to go through. I would rather have my teeth pulled one by one while midgets with baseball bats beat me in the shins. But as I am typing this to you, I am making a promise to everyone that is reading this. I WILL NOT QUIT! Quitting is not an option. I will complete this and get home in March so that I can get to my girls whom so desperately need me. I have a great support system and an awesome girlfriend in my corner helping me get through this. I know without her, I would have quit by now. But two days are down! I officially have less than 9 months left. If I left the program and did not complete this program, I would not get out til October 2014, and if I fail the program, or get removed, then I get out January 2015. As you can see, failing is not an option.
So cheer me on. I can use all the encouragement I can get. I miss you all so much. I will be home soon.
Rickie…all, I can say is thank you, and those two words are more valuable than a whole paragraph of other words. You have been here for me since day one and you continue to be my support! I could not do this with out you. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! I ll see you in less than 9 months babe. I love you.
Thank you to everyone for your letters of encouragement. I truly appreciate them. I have so much homework, but I will try and stay on top of writing back. It is only fair that you took time to write me, so I must do the same in return.
Oh yeah, Here again, is my new address:
William Troy Goings
Federal Prison Camp
4000 Victory Road
Lompoc, CA 93436
Take care of yourselves, and take care of each other. Keep laughing. Life is hilarious!
and remember to always
Live Everyday Always Free