A MOTHER'S DAY LETTER FROM TRAVIS (IN SOLITARY) by Travis Christian

Dede,

I got a laugh out of your story of Pat. I like that you can talk about him. I lost my dad in 2008 to pancreatic cancer. There's so much I wish I can say and do with him. I have dreams of him often and I get to talk and do things with him there. I'm happy he isn't suffering. Pat isn't suffering anymore either.

Thank you for not giving up and being a warrior for people like Pat. You are so courageous. You are an excellent writer. I can tell by the letters you write.

The story of your mom made my day! I haven't been exercising as much and I keep making excuses, so I've been feeling kind of anxious, but after reading that story of your mom, I can't just sit and do nothing. I hope you mom's leg heals up quickly. She is amazing. I don't know anyone who is 100.

It sounds like you are very intelligent and creative because you said that you and your brother put together a video collage for your mother. Did you go to college to learn how to write? Because I would like to write a book about my life, but right now it's just a crazy dream.

I am in Sacramento. I have my guitar in my cell. Who is "Cider House Rules?" I've never heard of them. Your mom is such a trouper. Her birthday sounds like it was a memorable time.

Who knows, Dede, you may have saved my life and all the people who sent me mail. I'm not out of the woods yet. I still struggle everyday. It's just not as intense. I thought I wasn't going to make it. I want to help you with your blog. Maybe I can be a success story about an inmate with mental illness who thrives. However I can help you that's how I want to help you.

Well, I hope you're having a good day and that some excitement comes your way. Happy Mother's day. I wish you the best.

Love, Travis

If you would like to write to Travis, his new address is:
Travis Christian BB8099 b-1 109L
California State Prison, Sacramento
PO Box 290066
Represa, CA 95671

You can send books to Travis from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

See more stories about Travis on this blog:
Feb 3, 2018; Feb 6, 2018; Feb 10, 2018; Feb 27, 2018; March 14, 2018; April 18, 2018

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 Travis and his mom, Kathy, on Mother's Day 2018  Kathy says, "I'm very grateful on this Mother's Day because I got to see and hug my son, Travis, for the first time in three  years. Thank you for all who write and pray for my son."

Travis and his mom, Kathy, on Mother's Day 2018

Kathy says, "I'm very grateful on this Mother's Day because I got to see and hug my son, Travis, for the first time in three  years. Thank you for all who write and pray for my son."