Wednesday, October 23, 2013


We gathered together this weekend to grieve and remember a very special woman. It was a beautiful time of tears, smiles, memories and sweet celebration of her beautiful life.

I met my dear Patty over a decade ago and she just wrapped herself around my heart. She had an amazing spirit that could brighten the darkest day. She was so incredibly loved and will be missed.

Her visitation was filled with those whose lives she touched. The funeral was a beautiful representation of her full life. The grave-side service was short and sweet, a bit like her. Her grave is beautiful, surrounded by a lovely cemetery that is both serene and full of life. It is a gorgeous place to be laid to rest.

We headed home today and although we are ready, it's bittersweet. It was a nice (and quite long) visit to Marshall for us. We had more time than we are used to and it was nice to not have to be in a rush. But, leaving seems final. Proof that she's really gone. No stopping by her rehab center, no mailing silly cards her way, she's gone. 

We'll see you on the other side, Pat. 

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