Your wonderful Pat was blessed with a beautiful, caring, intelligent, and empathetic mother. God bless you Dede for all you do from a kindred spirit and mama warrior.  M. Butler

You're keeping a lot of our Loved Ones Alive. Thank You Dede for sharing your Beautiful Heart and Your Beautiful Son.  Sandy T.

Wow. R. K.

Never stop writing. May all your hopes for finding help for the mentally ill come to fruition some day!  Nancy


To read "My Diary" from the beginning, go to "Scenes from the Trenches" June 14, 2017, in the Archives on the right hand side of the blog page. To continue reading, scroll up in the archives from June 14, 2017, and click on each individual diary post. If you have difficulty, message or email me and I'll walk you through it.

I didn't know, as I was writing, that I was capturing the last year of my son's life. His voice comes through loud and clear. For me, in these pages, he'll always be alive.

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June 1,  2014 - June 14, 2014:
 One of Those Days * MRI Scan * Specialness Everywhere * Time is Ticking By * D-Day * Thinking of you, Pop * Patrick's Facebook Post * Patrick's Facebook Post * Patrick Facebook Post * When There's a Need, Do Something * Ending

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Pat and me in 1969

Pat and me in 1969