Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I am pleading, but the Captain is not...

We have quite a few heavy things on our plate lately. I am a tish bit overwhelmed in general. However, the actual feeling of drowning in a sea of problems and situations comes and goes.
Most importantly, we have our health and each other...so we are fine. Andy is not going to lose his job... Praise Jesus! (this was one thing I was hesitant to post about for a few reasons...but God answers prayer whether I blog about it or not...whew!)

But today, I would like to fill you in on some much need prayer requests. I have mentioned before about the Captain's wrongful arrest and this absurd charge and court case hanging over our head. I have told you all the details I know, all the while laughing and making jokes...because that is who I am... and really, life is funny. But I feel I have done a slight disservice to Andy and our situation... because it is very serious.
There seems to be a video from the Pharmacy... our lawyer has yet to receive it. We  have been praying specifically for a speedy delivery of the tape, as well as a clear picture. Also that the video provides a clear view of the "real bad guy" and without a doubt proves it is not Andy. We aer also praying that this will gets cleared up before it goes to trial (please Lord, make it so.) I am also not really sure where we are going to come up with cash to pay a lawyer and court fees, but I know God will provide....
Last week the Captain received some info from his lawyer. The Prosecution sent a plea bargain (really, if it was not so serious, I would be caught up in a fit of giggles...because, really?)  It stated that is Andy was to plead guilty he would only get a year and a half sentence!!!! However, it would be capped at 90 days with the rest of it on parole...  As I sat and read the words, I was stunned into silence (a huge rarity in and of itself.)
Of course, innocence does not cave, so we, that is to say, Andy, will not be accepting this so-called bargain.

I share all of this not so you can be outraged (although Righteous anger is acceptable) but to plead with you to be in prayer for my husband and this situation. We know firsthand how powerful prayer is.

I also wanted to ask another favor... If you have the time, please leave a comment of
encouragement or prayer for the Captain...Think how wonderful it would be if I could open the comments and show him dozens of people who care enough to lift him up in prayer! I know it would be a source of great strength and encouragement for him...and me. :)

Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

42 comments:

scbride said...

Praying that this unfortunate mess is quickly resolved. In this day and age it is hard to believe a mistake can go this far.

Mary said...

Praying for you Captain and Cari!

Anonymous said...

Praying that God will make it obvious to everyone that they have the wrong guy, praying that the captain will be absolved.

brittany said...

Lord we come before you now knowing that Your plan is in action. We ask for your intervention. I pray that you would make this case proceed quickly and that Andy can be cleared quickly. I agree with Andy & Cari asking you to provide a clear picture to the prosecutors that this Andy is innocent. That you would wipe his slate clean again.

Above all, I pray that you would be glorified through everything. Every hindrance, every discouragement, every wait. Lord we ask you to come and show yourself to all who are involved in the case. That Andy and Cari can be evidence of you to the people around them in this situation.

We thank you for your righteousness and your ability to right wrongs.

algonquinteacher said...

Praying for you..stay strong in your convictions..

Catherine said...

Praying for all of you. If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it. God bless.

Kylee said...

Sorry you have to deal with this! Praying for you all and hope it's resolved quickly.

The Buchanan Family said...

So sorry you are going throught this! Praying for you and Captain daily! Hope this all goes away soon!

CageQueen said...

andy, to quote bob marley: "everything's gonna be all right!" praying for you and yours!

Jill said...

This is seriously a strange and yes, nerve-wracking, situation. But I am praying for God's justice and his peace for you guys. ALL things work together for good. It definitely doesn't always make sense but God is always good. Hang in there!

Brittany said...

Father we ask that you watch over this precious family and keep them ever close to You. I pray that the truth be obvious, and that You protect and provide for them no matter what happens. May You keep our eyes open to You and how You are working in the midst of a very difficult situation. Thank you for Cari, Andy, Caden and Rigg and their lasting relationship with You. Lord, be near!

Tracey said...

Praying for you in Nashville, TN!

Anonymous said...

Wow. What a very messed up situation! I hope they get that video and it CLEARLY shows that it is not Andy. YOu have such a beautiful family and have been through so much so i'm positive you will make it throught this as well.
Andy, i'm sorry that you have to endure this. I am praying for speedy justice and strength for you and Cari. You have proven how strong you are so just hang in there.
xo from Florida! :)

Eaton Party of Five said...

big Prayers for the Captain!!!!


I'm so sorry you guys are having to go through this :(

I will be praying this gets settled before you have to go to court and the "real bad guy" gets caught.


HUGS to the whole family

Anonymous said...

thinking of you. praying for you. hoping all gets resolved quickly. can you send your lawyer's fees to the real criminal once he is found? like garnishing his wages/account? it is ludicious this should waste so much of your time, sanity and money. will hold you close in prayer. be strong.
linda

Tiffany said...

You're right. It seems so ridiculous, that it can't possibly be real. I will be praying for the truth to be revealed, for Captain's reputation to be upheld and for God, and your family, to ultimately be honored in all of this. I cannot help but wonder whom you will meet someday in Heaven that will be there because of your actions and testimony through this.

Stephanie said...

Captain,
I cannot believe what you are having to deal with all of this mess with the wrongful arrest! It is terrible. But, I do believe something. God is good all the time. He will make things right, set you free, and make your name clear and good as we all know it is!! Keep your head up!! Things will be right soon!

Prayers from Texas
Stephanie

Brooklyn said...

I'm sorry you and your family have to go through this. Please know we will be praying for you and your family. So many people have feel in love with your beautiful family through this blog.

Love,

Fellow Hoosiers.

Anonymous said...

I have never posted on your blog before but read your blog all the time. We know the power of prayer, so today like so many others are doing I am lifting Andy up in prayer that this will all be over for him soon. Hang in there. Hold on to your faith.

Melissa823 said...

Praying that tape comes in VERY clear and ENDS THIS MESS!!!

Kristi and John said...

Andy - Unreal that they want you to plead out. You stand your ground and know that ALL your friends and family are behind you. Our prayers go up for you daily and we know God's goodness will will be with you.

Anonymous said...

I pray your burdens are lifted.Believe in him and he will carry you through.

Kathryn said...

Praying for swift justice. Thanks for letting us in on your journey.
Kathryn in Kansas City, MO

Anonymous said...

Hey Andy,
Praying for you in Virginia. Keep the faith and this ridiculous case will be resolved....... N.O.W!!!

libby89@aol.com

Ma ~ said...

I have been reading here for awhile, but this is my first post. I'm praying for a quick end and complete exoneration for Andy in this mess. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers often.

CaliGirl said...

Praying (and sometimes laughing) with you for the Captain. Love your blog.

Rebekah said...

Praying for you!! I thank you for sharing your faith through all of the many trials you've encountered. You have been such an encouragement to me as I've struggled with my own grief! I pray that this trial is quickly and easily resolved and God's purpose is revealed.

Anonymous said...

Boo-boo (and C),

Been thinking about you guys. Praying for you. Will be in SC on vacation this next week; give me a buzz if you want love to to chat!

love
M

Anonymous said...

Praying for you that this whole mess gets resolved. These verses came to mind:
Ephesians 3: 20-21
"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen"

Anonymous said...

"Captain Andypants" because I can. I know that you have since the time you came to Christ, been devoted to being above reproach. That has been upheld through many situations and I know will still stand. Your character was what impressed me when you started pursuing Cari. That impression has never changed. I love you and I know that this situation will be no different. May God give you strength and encouragement.
Love your sister and brother out east. (Sara & Ryan)

Just Me - The Champion said...

Captain... (can I call you Captain?) From what I know about you... you are an amazing Godly man. Your tender heart and love for your family is so awesome. Thank you for being such a Godly example to so many other men. I was praying and asking God to give me a verse. Here it is... Psalm 7:9 - Arise O Lord, in your anger; rise up against the rage of my enemies... O righteous God, who searches mides and hearts.. brting and end to the violence of the wicket and make the righteous secure. My shield is God the Most High who saves the upright in heart. God is a righteous judge.
I'm totally into Braveheart and GI Jane and warrior type movies. I picture God just battling this out for you Captain. Let Him go before you. Let him work out the details.. for His glory. Cause' you know your incredible wife will proclaim God's good work in all of this from the rooftops. I am believing that for you today. That God will go before you... renew your spirit... fight your battles and take it all on for you. God bless you man of God. Just keep doing what you do... God will take care of the rest. peace to you today! lv, jen

Anonymous said...

Hi, I have prayed for your family this past 18 months. I heard about your blog from another blog and I can tell that you are good honest people. I cannot even imagine what are your going thru now or in the past. Once all of this works out and it will then you need to have the pharmacy pay your legal bills, or the city who actually arrested your husband. My husband had eye surgery last year and was given vicodin. He never took it but one day a month later the doctor called and asked why my husband's pharmacy had called three times in the past month for a refill. I came to the conclusion that either somebody in the pharmacy or someoneelse was trying to get this drug. So I told the doctor we still had the original bottle full and to not approve any refills. I then went to the pharmacy and did the same thing. Also ten years ago I had cancer and got treatment for 8 months. The next year somebody stole my identity. I found out from the police alot of times hospital workers get access to our private information and sell it. So while you have this mess going on you might want to run a free credit report and make sure there is no identity theft involved. Good luck and by the way your family is darling.

Anonymous said...

Praying as well. You have a beautiful family.

Jane said...

Just wanted to let you know I'm praying for you ... hang in there! :)

aiden's mama said...

Praying for a quick resolution to this awful situation.

Sonia

Anonymous said...

You are in our prayers. We pray that through this God would be glorified and that many would come to know the Glory of God in the face of Jesus.
2 Cor 4.6
Also praying for you Cari as your baby grows! I hope you enjoy a long Sunday afternoon nap tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

I read Carrie's blog everyday. You guys are both great and have a great little family. Hang in there Andy!!! The truth always wins. I will be praying for you. KC

Anonymous said...

Thanks everyone for the encouraging comments. Philippians 4:6,7-Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Chris Jesus. I pray that verse daily and I am encouraged to know that God is in control of all things even though this case is beginning to get a bit old and annoying knowing that I'm completely innocent of these charges. I told Cari and a few others that while I was in jail that day when I was arrested what biblical characters were innocent and were still arrested. I could think of several as in Daniel, Joseph, Paul, Barnabas and even Christ himself. I don't know what God is trying to teach me throughout this process but I wish He would speed up the process a bit. LOL! Once again I appreciate the comments and uplifting prayers. I also want to thank my lovely wife for posting this blog. Love You babe!---The Captain.

amber said...

Totally praying for you guys! I can't even imagine. Well, I CAN imagine (as much as possible) and it must be a really scary place to be. Know that people are praying for you and that God is working things for His glory and your good.

Lee Anne said...

Wow! Been in the middle of moving so haven't been on your blog in a while. Oh my I was surprised at all I found while catching up!

So sorry to hear about what is going on with Andy. Praying for you guys and hope it all passes soon. Hugs and prayers!

Angie Gookins said...

Andy, I'm praying for this mess to be quickly cleared. Your bravery, class, and strength are testaments to prayer God has already answered. We will continue to pray day and night.
Angie and Ryan

Trinity LaFlower said...

"Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me."
-Psalm 138:7

Thinking and praying about you guys always.

Much love Trinity