Roots -Sean

“Consider this: you do not support the root but the root supports you.” Romans 11:18

Many of you already know that my oral arguments hearing is scheduled to be held on July 6th in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Fransisco. It has been a long and difficult journey to get to this point. I want to thank everyone everyone for their support throughout this time. For twelve long years I have been wrongfully imprisoned but the whole time I have received so much love and support. To know people are out there praying for me reminds me that I am cared about. I am not alone.

I especially want to thank all those who will be attending the hearing, showing their continued support for me; I cannot thank you enough. The night Emelia posted about the hearing on Facebook I happened to have a phone call with her right afterwards and I got to hear about how many people replied so quickly after it was posted. It meant to much to me to hear that! It felt really good.

I really wish I would be able to attend the hearing. It is about my case, directly involves me and will have a huge impact on my life so I am frustrated that I will not be allowed to go. Unfortunately there is nothing I can do about that. However, my family will be there.  Even though I cannot leave the prison to attend it makes me feel good to know that my family will be attending and my lawyer will be there fighting for me.  Fighting for my freedom, fighting to bring me home where I rightfully belong.

Many of the people who care about me have not yet met Emelia. Those attending the hearing will get to meet the woman I love, I can’t wait for you to meet her!

All the love and support I receive from everyone means so much. Prison can be a faraway and lonely place. But it is less lonely, not quite as faraway knowing how much I am cared about; knowing the overwhelming response of everyone who intends to go to the hearing, watch it live, or send their prayers. Thank you so much to all of you, I pray that you can all make it and show the judges how much I am cared about. That I am not forgotten, we will not stop fighting until I am free, and that I do not stand alone.

I cannot stand alone, I need my roots. Thank you everyone.

-written by Sean

About Sean & Emelia

In 2003 Sean O'Brien was wrongfully convicted in El Dorado County, CA and sentenced to Life Without Parole at the age of 16. We have been friends since grade school and are now married. Sean and I move forward together with the knowledge of his innocence, our faith in God, and hope that he will rightfully regain his freedom. Until then we embrace our journey wherever it may take us, cherishing each moment we have together and staying true to ourselves. This blog is about the past we share, our fight for freedom, life as it exists for us, and our path toward the future, whatever that may hold. Thank you for allowing us to be heard. God bless.
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One Response to Roots -Sean

  1. Tom and Cindy McMicken says:

    Hang in there Sean. There is a world of love standing behind you.


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