Forever in Our Heart


Dear Pat, Its been three years today since you have been gone. You left us too soon! We will never forget you Pat, you will always be in our hearts! We met when we were young, when you swept my dear friend off her feet. Oh the memories! We laughed through the years, and cried, and laughed again. You always had a way of making people smile no matter what! While you were sick people came to cheer you, but often left feeling like they had been the ones cheered up! Your smile was contagious and even through the tears we had to laugh. I remember when you could barely talk, for your battle with cancer was almost over, but you still had it in you to make a crack about my driving! You were one of a kind, dear friend and we miss you, miss your hugs and just miss you being you!Β  Your family is simply amazing with the inspiration they been to others, the strength they have shown.

And Pat, just so you know,Β  you may not be able to keep me on my toes anymore with your wit, but I do have friends that continue to do that very well. Your wife included, you would be proud of them!

Love you Sherry, I know Pat will forever be in your heart and I know my dear friend that you will continue on. Pat is cheering you on through life. I am so blessed by your friendship! Keep shining on, and remember, when this pandemic is over, to the beach once again we will run!

25 thoughts on “Forever in Our Heart

  1. A lovely tribute sent from your heart. “The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again, but you will not be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.

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    • Thank you very much Ellen. That is very true, what Elizabeth says! ❀ And it just strikes me again how very fragile life was. I am not trying to be morbid, but we think we have time, we make plans. We had talked about going on a cruise together. Us 2 couples once our kids were out of the house. There is nothing wrong with making plans, but we have to be aware that nothing is guaranteed. We just have to cherish each day and treat it like the gift it is!! ❀


      • I do not recall at the moment if I have ever told you that it was my privilege to have attended several seminars by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. My first one was as young nurse soon after her first book “On Death and Dying” was published in 1969. The last one was near the end of her seminars before she had a series of debilitating strokes in the mid-90’s. Her last book “On Death and Grieving” was published posthumously in 2005. Your comment prompts me to share another of Elisabeth’s quotes that fully captures what you wrote. “It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it is the only one we had.” Thank-you!

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    • Thanks Tippy! Yes, he will always be missed! And to think that when he first started dating my friend I wasn’t sure about him. LOL! The poor guy had to win me over too! I was just trying to look out for my friend. πŸ™‚

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