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Viewing comments for Chapter 16 "Minneapolis Adventure - Part II"
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Comment from BeasPeas
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Hi Patty. He knows himself and reveals it in this comment:
"I do know that you want me to get off the drugs and go into rehab. You need to know that I'm not ready."
Pray that he becomes ready very soon.
Marilyn

 Comment Written 19-May-2017


reply by the author on 20-May-2017
    Hi Marilyn; thank you for reading this second part of the saga of my trip. I do and will continue to pray - its the best thing I can do. I appreciate your kind words,
    ~patty~
Comment from Marvin Calloway
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Your hopes and dreams wrapped up nicely with those of your son's in an interesting Part II.
Possible typo: . . . but the conversation was one of life's more difficult.
Is there something missing at the end of this sentence?
Marv

 Comment Written 19-May-2017


reply by the author on 19-May-2017
    Hi Marv; I appreciate you taking the time to read and review. I went back and looked at that sentence. Do you feel it is an incomplete thought? Am I reading more into it because I know what I meant?
    I think it looks okay, but I admit I'm far from objective on this one,
    ~patty~
reply by Marvin Calloway on 19-May-2017
    It sounded like an incomplete thought, at first. Then I saw it as being okay.
    You could add ?ones? or ?chores? or leave it as it is.
    Marv
Comment from bookishfabler
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I am so sorry that things didn't turn out like the way you hoped they would, but I think you already knew that might not happen. However, what you tell of your son, he sounds like he loves you very much and it's just to hard. It sounds like he hates that he disappointing you. He sounds like a good guy.
hugs Heidi

 Comment Written 19-May-2017


reply by the author on 19-May-2017
    Hey Heidi; I think I knew full well that I wouldn't be able to just walk him into a rehab facility. (I did have a list though.) I feel good about the trip because when I left, I was sure of one thing - I had reaffirmed my love to him. I think he needed to know that. All that's left to do is pray and keep my phone on,
    ~patty~
Comment from valmay
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A sad honest but in many ways uplifting story. Written so well we see your love and compassion for your son. Also your wisdom in giving him the responsibility of living his own life. I hope tome will be kind to both of you.

 Comment Written 19-May-2017


reply by the author on 19-May-2017
    Thank you so much for reading and for your kind remarks. Sometimes it is much harder to be a parent to our adult children, than it ever was being a mom to toddlers. I would be so happy to go back to those times!
    ~patty~
reply by valmay on 19-May-2017
    I apologize for the error in my review, of course I meant time. I am sure your road is hard, but no one can do more than their best. You are giving him so much with just loving him.
reply by valmay on 19-May-2017
    I apologize for the error in my review, of course I meant time. I am sure your road is hard, but no one can do more than their best. You are giving him so much with just loving him.
reply by the author on 19-May-2017
    no worries - I knew it was just a typo - I appreciate your review,
    ~p~
Comment from Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh
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Hi,
In spite of all the painful emotions, I liked that you still put some humour in this post -- He seemed taller than I remembered, but it is probably because I'm starting to shrink.
Like I said before, he needs to be ready. I'm praying that things will end well for him. It's definitely a great, positive thing that he has a list and plans. Also, his interest in painting wooden flowers can also serve as some kind of goal and motivation.
Again, it reads well.

 Comment Written 18-May-2017


reply by the author on 18-May-2017
    thank you so much for following along with this story. It really was a good visit, and I took away a lot of good things. The only thing left to do is pray and be available by phone for him,
    ~patty~
reply by Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh on 18-May-2017
    I know you were worried. So I'm happy to know that you enjoyed the time with your son and left with hope. Positive thoughts often lead to a positive outcome.
Comment from dweigt
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I am so impressed by how open and honest you are about such a personal and heartrending topic. It takes a lot of courage to put your life on the page like this. I suspect a lot of people are getting insight, hope and strength from reading your work, and possibly picking up tips on coping with similar situations.

Keep writing!

 Comment Written 18-May-2017


reply by the author on 19-May-2017
    Thank you for your very kind and thoughtful review of this piece. I appreciate you saying that you're impressed with my open and honest approach to this story. I trust my FanStorian family a great deal. I can share and not have to see any pity or feel any judgement. Everyone has been very supportive and gave me warmth as I went through this experience. Your words mean a great deal to me. The stars were a welcome treasure,
    ~patty~
Comment from Heidi M
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Thanks for sharing your heartache and hope. It's great he met with the counselor. I hope he keeps his second appointment.
It seems to me that you have a fairly clear understanding of his situation. I think it's wonderful that you are able to communicate with him and show him how much you love him.

 Comment Written 17-May-2017


reply by the author on 18-May-2017
    Hi Heidi; thank you for reading along with this story. I came home with a better understanding and a continuing hope. It is all in God's hands now,
    ~patty~
Comment from sandramitchell
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It's another start, and who knows, it might just be the one that sticks. It doesn't matter what our children do, we love them unconditionally and that love is what will one day make it for him. Keep your prayers going, and keep positive, he sounds creative, the flowers he made you took time and patience to make, so he couldn't have been high then. Perhaps one day he will be so wrapped up in his creative side, he won't be thinking drugs anymore. He also comes across as an author, he takes after you there. He was able to give you a stronger story, again, that came from someone who knows he's an addict, it's when they deny it, it's a bigger problem. I pray you one day get your son back complete. Big hugs, my friend. :) Sandra xx

 Comment Written 17-May-2017


reply by the author on 17-May-2017
    Hi Sandra; thank you for reading both parts of the story. Your kind and warm remarks make me feel good inside. I know I did the right thing by going and listening and having all of the conversations we had. I will continue to pray and hope for the best,
    ~patty~
Comment from Mrs Happy Poet
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Hello my friend I must say your son looks well considering the battle he is going through at this time ,I know it must be hard for you but at least he is making plans to move forward he has so much to come to terms with its going to be frightening I should think and a big step for him well done again regards Jill

 Comment Written 17-May-2017


reply by the author on 17-May-2017
    Hi Jill; yes, Gregory does look good. We talked about the supplements he is taking to counteract the effects of the drugs. He has a very interesting scientific look at all that. (We had some really weird conversations.) Thank you for reading,
    ~patty~
Comment from c_lucas
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You cannot change someone's habits unless they are willing to work at the new goals. This is very well written with a smooth flow of words, making for a very good read.

 Comment Written 17-May-2017


reply by the author on 17-May-2017
    thank you so much for continuing to read this story. I am really feeling like I was able to do something - I assured Gregory that he is loved. I can continue to pray for the best, and know I am doing the right thing,
    ~patty~
reply by c_lucas on 17-May-2017
    Never underestimate the strength of your love for your son. In my social working life, I have seen addicts do an 180 degree about face.
reply by the author on 17-May-2017
    thank you, 😀