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  •  I can't imagine your trials (1+ / 0-)
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    CA wildwoman

    I worked in mental health before law school, and the experience served me better than I would have suspected when I became a defense lawyer. Especially when I specialized in death penalty defense. But I had a loving family and sweet daughter (despite divorces, illnesses and other chaos that seems to follow d.p. defenders).

    I cannot imagine the level of stress you had to endure, made all the more excruciating by the conflict of loving your son while fearing him and his illness. I believe you must have been brave, loving and tolerant while feeling frustrated, guilty and angry. I am so, so glad that your son has matured and become healthier. Perhaps you could write a diary about your experiences and share your wisdom, to help me and others understand?

    Work and pray, live on hay, You'll get pie in the sky when you die." The Preacher and the Slave, by Joe Hill, 1911

    by Joe Hills Ghost on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 01:45:33 AM PST

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