I just found out that a really good family friend has been sentenced to 2 years in prison for drunk driving. This makes me super sad because I know he really is a good guy (although obviously drunk driving is NEVER excusable) but he has been letting his life spiral out of control.
I'm not trying to make excuses for him and I definetly think he deserves punishment but my mom was friends with a woman who turned out to be having a sexual relationship with one of her 14 year old students and she got 2 years as well. I don't really see how those crimes deserve the same punishment. I really think that she deserved more than 2 years more than him deserving less but that is really just a sidenote more than anything.
I'm really bummed that he let his life get to this point and that now he won't be at all of our family gatherings. He usually spends Christmas, Thanksgiving, 4th of July, ect with us so him not being there will really seem like a member of the family is missing. And I know this is pre-mature given that BF and I aren't engaged yet but with the timeline we have in mind now he will be in jail when we get married which sucks because he's really been there for both of us through our entire relationship and has been really excited for us to get married for a long time.