On Wednesday, December 12, at the Dochas Center prison, an annual meeting was held for women serving life sentences (“lifers”).
For each woman imprisoned in such cases, it was an opportunity to meet the three closest people. A common dinner, a longer conversation, a nice time.
Until three hours of sight. From 13 to 16.
At several tables there was a nice and cordial atmosphere.
The friends of Krysia, Mariusz and Rafał came to meet with Marta this year.
Friends who live in Ireland.
Everyone, including Marta, are well dressed.
Unfortunately, nobody from the family came from Poland.
That was agreed with Marta.
What was different from last year?
And Mrs. Governor Mary O’Connor exceptionally kind.
(The same Mrs. Governor, who broke the 4 Sunday prisoners 3 days earlier without spending a pass on the Altenatives to the Violence Project Christmas Dinner)
Mrs. Governor was very nice.
She sat down at each table for a moment and talked to everyone for a moment.
Marta thanked Mrs. Governor Mary O’Connor for the very good preparation of a special dinner and for the fact that she could have been at this special dinner.
And what has not changed?
… Discrimination of Marta …
Everyone could give presents to their loved ones …
Everyone … just not Marta …
Friends did not expect anything from Marta.
But this situation is unpleasant for Marta herself.
She likes to share with others, she likes to give gifts to others …
Only after a symbolic little thing for friends …
The meeting was very briefly commented by one of the participants, one of Marta’s friends – Mariusz (in Polish language):
Marta really wanted to get an extra phone today, but it failed.
So she called her mother with wishes.
Later she made a phone call to her sister.
Unfortunately, she could not make any additional phone anymore.
She really wanted to call her friends.
She asked for the best wishes from her.
But especially for her closest friends and their families:
for Kasia, for Mariusz, for Rafał, for Krysia, for Tomasz.
She is with everyone.
Thoughts about everyone.
She imagine everyone sitting with their families at Christmas Eve tables.
“I am with you with all my heart.
I love everyone.
I miss you.
Thank you for your support.
I wish you true love and warmth.
And health, because health is the most important. ”
And Marta herself:
it’s a holiday today:
the block is closed earlier.
Candy is waiting for Marta, waiting for coffee and popcorn.
Yesterday, Marta sewed her pants for the first time.
Tomorrow will shorten them and walk in them …
Marta asked one of her friends to bring her Christmas postcards in a set with envelopes.
A friend fulfilled this request.
Marta, therefore, sent Christmas wishes.
Up to thirty-five people with their families.
She forwarded all correspondence to be sent on Wednesday, December 12th.
When will the prison service pass them on?
Will the postcards arrive on time?
We are very happy that Marta has a positive attitude.
She wishes others what next year will not have her or her immediate family:
Happy and Merry Christmas
For now, we do not complete the Correspondence bookmark for this information about Marta’s postcards.
We give time to get these postcards to all recipients.
Let Marta’s memory be an extra surprise at this special time.