Already from the first day, when a short video of a Member of Polish Parliament Piotr Liroy-Marzec, Martha asked her family to play the video to her.
Although not quite clearly, but she heard him in a short phone call with family.
In the following days she also asked for playing it.
Martha asked the family for giving the MP her wholehearted thanks.
Martha thanks from the heart for all support she receives for MP Liroy.
Martha also appreciates, that MP who candidates for European Parliament, found the time to record a short video.
Martha will also thank MP Liroy personally on the first opportunity. Maybe during next phone call or maybe in person.
Martha’s family joins in thanks.
Additionally the family wishes to thank from the heart to MP Liroy for cheering Martha in an earlier phone call.
We will remember the words said by the MP to Martha: “Start getting used to polish food”.
Beautiful photo. Three beautiful women. Mother and two daughters. All smiling.
All seemingly happy. Or rather – happy with the moment.
No one who would look, would probably guess, that the photo was taken in prison.
In Dochas Centre in Dublin, Ireland.
Three women holding together.
Martha in the middle of the photo.
In a black t-shirt with big Irish Red Cross logo on her chest.
On October 23,2018, Martha received a International Red Cross Volunteer certificate.
After the celebration one of reporters walked towards Martha and her family, and asked if she could take a photo. She walked only to them.
She cleared it with Mrs Governor Mary O’Connor.
She took a photo of three women, who were hugging each other all the time.
Mrs Governor said, that Martha will get the photo and she will be allowed to pass it to the family, if it will not be published on the Internet.
In last letter, Martha’s family received this special photo.
It doesn’t matter if we agree with the prohibition or not, or if we think that this prohibition is sensible or not:
WE KEEP OUR WORD
We thank Mrs Governor Mary O’Connor
In the same letter Martha attached a small heart-shaped candy:
International Women’s Day in Dochas Centre in Dublin, Ireland…
It’s next Women’s Day for Martha spent in prison…
Every time something different…
How did March 8, 2019, look like in Dochas Centre in Dublin, Ireland?
Short meeting in the gym…
…Women sang 4 songs…
…got one chocolate candy each and… back to the cell…
Some women in Dochas Centre was counting for something, and got nothing…
She hoped at least for some flower…
Romantic and accustomed to some values and traditions, Martha made herself hearts from the modelling clay, and put them in her cell…
“I wish for all Women the eternal beauty in the heart
and for life to bloom colourfully.
That every woman could feel safe, cared for and loved…
…appreciated and fulfilled…”
A special phone, special memory …
My beloved, I want to thank You for your kind hearts. That you are with me and you give me your support. I miss You so much every day, but I am happy that I have someone I can miss. That 6 minutes of phone call every day for me is like a dessert after dinner 😉 I am very lucky that I have such love and that I have You. Some women here don’t have that and it’s very hard for them, so I understand their behavior. Because of You giving me so much strength, I can pass it to some of the women here.
I know how much sacrifice and torment all of this costs You, I can’t even imagine how can I repay you for such kindness. I will be grateful to you till the end of my life, and I will do everything for our family to be always strong and loving. It’s my greatest treasure. You and our close ones. What’s more important? For me the most important is that we can hear each other, see each other, touch. And someday we will do this aaaall together.
And this thought, thanks to You, helps me to survive everything here. Nothing more is important. Do not worry, I want you to be proud of me, and I will be strong!
Because I love life, always thanks to You, it doesn’t matter what it is, but I’m not alone in it.
Thus speaks Gromiec
We have somewhat foreseen the problems with sending Martha’s wishes for the family and people close.
Simply, after those few years we don’t expect anything good from Irish prison Service.
(Of course if something good will happen, we will acknowledge that and we will thank for it)
Foreseeing it, we’ve asked Martha to make a list of people to which she sends letters, right after sending.
Now we publish Martha’s list.
Magda… / Władysław..
Trevor and Sue / Dora…(Florida)
Aunt Marysia with Family
The Frog with the Family/ Magda…
Mum and Krzyś with family + …
Dad + Renata / Łacuś and Emilia
Paddy / Beata Pytel
A card and a surprise to you.
Daniel’s Mum and Buśka’s Family
Martyna Aftyka / Marcin Gromiec
Krysia / Siobhan (…)
Jennifer (the lady who was here)
Aśka + Family (Daniel Buśka’s sister)
On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, Marta gave the Irish prison service to send postcards with wishes.
Various, individual wishes.
Even for the people who do not celebrate Christmas.
Postcards for thirty five people and their families.
We didn’t update the “Correspondence” link with this information.
We wanted it to be a surprise for the people who were meant to receive the postcards.
And so we waited, waited…
We were calm, but Martha was nervous…
She was nervous about that someone could think that she forgot about him or her…
“Please tell Everyone, that I remember about them…”
Currently, after over two months, the correspondence starts to arrive also to Poland.
What are the stamp dates?
February 8 and February 11, 2019.
Where was this correspondence between December 12, 2018, and February 8 or 11, 2019?
For two months…
Was it in Dochas Centre prison in Dublin in Ireland, all this time?
Did translating it take so much time?
Irish prison service has time…
Martha was sentenced for lifetime imprisonment, what difference does it make for Irish prison service, will the correspondence be sent today, in two months, or in two years…
With such level of spite from Irish prison service, maybe we should be happy that Martha’s correspondence was sent at all…
Maybe we should be thanking even for delayed humane impulses…