Circumstances That Were Beyond My Control.

I was a product of foster homes, and I survived. I studied hard and went to a Junior College, and graduated. I worked for several years, trying to just find out who I was. At 34, I met a charming man, he was tall, dark and handsome.
My heart would skip a beat each time he spoke to me, when he asked me to marry him, quite frankly I was amazed. I am not bad looking, some have called me attractive, but still this man was really good looking. We married, and I had to quit my job because he insisted I join him on his business travels.

The first year of our marriage was bliss. No one could have been happier than I was. Rod was a generous man and would buy me gifts, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, I had enough jewlery to open a store.

To make a long story short, the fifth year of our marriage, Rod and I were arrested and held by Interpol. The charges were 'Grand theft' and possession of stolen property. We both spent 7 years in prison overseas, and were extradited back to the U.S.A. I was indicted along with my husband. He is still serving his time, and I only had to do 3 years of my sentence, because my case was reviewed and I was pardoned. I pleaded not guilty the first trial, and not guilty during the second trial. I thought my husband was a businessman and had no idea he was a thief. Due to all the fine jewlery I had, of course I was found guilty. I was innocent, but not in the eyes of the law.
Since I have been out, I filed for divorce, legally changed my name, moved with permission of my parole officer, and am working as a secretary. Hopefully I will not be blinded again by a handsome man.

ToniFrench ToniFrench
51-55, F
1 Response Sep 26, 2012

Wow I really don't know what to say ? I am sorry that you were blindsided that way. ,and to me being punished even accused of something i didn't do ,just makes me crazy .You are a strong women to have come through all that you have. .as well as you have . I truly hope that life treats you kindly from now on .

Thanks. For awhile I didn't think I would survive, but I did. Life is strange,but people are stranger.