Dennis is dying. We are heartbroken,. We knew that this terrible, sad end was coming but that does not make it any easier or justify it. I expected this crazy, sad roller coaster I would be on during his journey. What I never expected or imagined was what it would feel like to watch my children, most especially Mario, take this journey with him. It has been emotional but it has been magical as well. I am watching my baby boys compassion and wisdom and acceptance of losing his beloved uncle with awe and respect. I have known for a long time that Mario, with his complicated mind, was way more mature than me. Now the family knows it as well. Rosa has told me more than once that Mario comforts her. I am proud of him, I love him and I am so grateful that he has helped Dennis on his journey. I was concerned when he was going to see Den for the first time in Hospice. We tried to prepare him for Den’s appearance. When he saw him for the first time he said “All I see is Dennis’ heart”. A little boy fell in love with his Uncle Den and as a man is helping him go. Sweet Baby Mario, from Den’s heart to yours. Love.