I would like to thank the social worker at NICRO for allowing me the opportunity to complete my community service at a Children’s Home that is close to my heart. My paintings and preparation skills have improved because of the work I did during my community service.
I have definitely improved in many aspects of my life. I have grown closer to my family and my children. I no longer spend time with the negative / bad influence people from my past.
During my time at the Children’s Home, I learnt how to give more of myself in every way. I have grown in person because of the people and children I have been exposed to. I have developed a personal relationship with a few of the children at the home and have even been allowed to take these kids out for a day.
My case was dealt with by several magistrates who have probably not had a relationship or marriage where their partner just, out of the blue, decided to be unfaithful for no reason. Especially after you have put your all into keeping your partner happy.
I am aware that I caused serious pain to my ex-wife. I did apologize and am truly sorry. I am in a new relationship and I am happier than I have ever been. I have a 15 year old daughter and I would never like her to be treated the way I did when I snapped on my ex-wife.
I have seen the effects of my actions and I will never ever react in such a manner again. I have learnt to rather walk away from a situation that could lead me to behave so irrationally. I have learnt never to deal with situations of an emotional nature when my head is not clear.
Thanks again to all the personnel at the Magistrates Court for their unbiased decision on my sentence. I am just glad that I was able to keep my employment through all the court appearances and absence from work. I don’t know what would have become of me, my kids and my parents had I been sentenced to prison. I am a sole provider to many lives and my actions could have cost / affected many lives.
Thanks to the kind social workers at NICRO for all their patience and assistance.
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