Family Visit 14: Two Year Anniversary

Card drawn by Sean’s friend Jessie

Sean and I were recently blessed to receive a Family Visit date on our 2 year wedding anniversary weekend in August. We were grateful to be able to spend quality time together to celebrate reaching 2 years in our marriage. The weather was beautiful for us and we spent some time outside having popsicles and playing catch with an improvised ball. I was happily surprised how good Sean was at throwing and catching. I distinctly remember how lovely it felt, so free and easy to play a simple game with the splash of a golden sunset just beyond the gate. The hum of insects, summer air thick with promise.

On Saturday morning Sean made us breakfast as he normally does, I sat at the kitchen table reading a book I had been able to bring in, sipping our hot Irish Breakfast tea. Country music on the radio. It is always the best feeling on this morning because we still have an entire day and night ahead of us, a day that is ours for the taking. No one can control this time, and what we do is entirely up to us. The magic of the morning is exciting, offering up fullness beyond description. As he set down my plate, Sean surprised me with a heart shaped piece of toast, it meant more to me than anything that can be bought in a store.

There is nothing I can write that would adequately summarize our weekend together. How can I describe something so wonderful and magical without sounding like I am making it all up? But I will say that our time together means everything to us, it renews our spirits and lifts our hearts. We are lucky to have each other, some people spend many years searching for someone with whom they can share life, feel understood and loved beyond a doubt. We have been told time and time again that our love is unique and we see it firsthand every day. We never take it for granted.

A special thank you to everyone who wished us a happy anniversary and those who support us and our dreams.

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. -Maya Angelou


About Sean & Eiam

Sean O'Brien was wrongfully convicted in adult court in El Dorado County, California and sentenced to Life Without Parole at the age of 16 without a shred of physical evidence tying him to the crime for which he was convicted. Sean and I have been friends since grade school and we were married in 2017. We live and grow together in love with the knowledge of his innocence, our faith, and hope for our future. We embrace this journey, wherever it may take us, cherishing each moment we have together and staying true to our hearts. This blog is about the past we share, our life together and our fight for justice. Thank you for reading. God bless.
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