Some updates as of the past few days...
My wife and I visited Mom Wednesday afternoon and I have to say it honestly broke my heart to see her crying. She feels ashamed, hurt, angry, weary, and so much more. I even went to a bank yesterday to see if I could possibly get a loan for her bail money but the bank pretty much laughed in my face as kindly as possible. The bail money is $5,550 and the irony of all this is that my family (my aunts/uncles and grandmother) have the money but are unwilling to help out.
This saddens me also as I feel that Mom is being betrayed. She is very hurt about this fact and I have washed my hands of them and their greed. Although one of my aunts is very angry about our family's response there's nothing that can be done at this time until we find out my mother's fate at the pre-trial which is on March 14th. I would sell all I own but it probably wouldn't pay the bail...we are hoping it is lowered by 10% Monday, providing Mom's court-appointed attorney pleads her case well and convinces the judge.
All we can do now is trust in God and hope she pulls through. I don't know if anyone else can identify with this, but what hurts me the most is my mother is rotting in jail over something she did not do and that my family is not willing to help out when times get tough!
Once again, thank you all very much for the prayers, meditations, and thoughts. You are a very special group of people to me and my wife, Sarah! We love you all very much from the bottom of our hearts and cannot begin to thank you enough for your graciousness, understanding, and unconditional love!
Cead Mile Failte!
Haldr, Traveller of the Great Forest"After all is said and done, a lot more will be said than done."