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Thursday, October 14, 2010

I hope life goes on

This is a very difficult post for me to write. Just when I thought things were improving, my world crashed around me. Although it has been expected more than once over the past few years, my husband died on September 11, 2010. It has been a very long road through the illnesses he was suffering from and I can gain some peace in knowing his pain is finally over. To the nurses who have cared for him, thank you so much. I am just now starting to pick up the pieces of my life and see what I will make of it now. To those of you who have been sending condolences and support, thank you so very much. I find it tough to put two coherent thoughts together, but hope that this will clear sooner rather than later. I have hopes of getting my business back in order and thank all of you for your patience and understanding.


Mary Patterson said...

Dearest Pat,
Oh, I have big tears for you & all you are enduring. My heart goes out to you. And, yes, life DOES go on ... just one moment and one step at a time with God's help. You have 'sounded' so good in the Forums, but please know you can be 'real' with us there, too. We love you & care about you. Take the time you need. You don't have to be superwoman, just be yourself ... grief, pain, anger & whatever else. Please don't try to hide or supress it. I don't want you to hurt more later. Grieving is a process as I am sure you know from being a Hospice Nurse. And, everyone handles it differently. I'm sorry if this has sounded 'preachy'. It certainly wasn't my intention.
Hugs & prayers,
Mary Patterson
Mary's Cottage Treasures

Miss Magpies Shoppe said...

Yes, sweet Pat, life does go on, and it will go on. It is surely difficult at times. You can only take ONE DAY AT A TIME, and only God can heal the hurts. Love you, pinkie friend. Best Wishes, sweet friend - Ginger

Unknown said...

Dear Pat,

I am so sorry I have not visited your blog sooner. I know that your husband passed away and have thought of you more than you know. I can't even imagine how hard this was for you. I just wanted you to know that you are always in my prayers. I know that each day that goes by God will give you the strength that you need. Remember that I care and so do many other ladies at MMP. Enjoy your Sunday Pat. xoxo


Terri said...

It is now January 2011. And I just was going through my blog list to visit those I have not in some time. A lot can happen in a relatively short period of time. My hope is that things are beginning to get better for you. I'm so sorry for your great loss.
Sending a hug of comfort.

Pat Winter Gatherings said...

Dear Patricia, I'm sorry to hear of your husband's passing. I meant to leave a message sooner but...I hope you are finding strength and will soon be able to enjoy the beautiful things again soon. It takes time but it will get easier to breath as each day passes.
Gentle hugs and love,

Melissa Bolton said...

Hi Patricia,
Just checking in to see how you have been holding up. I am so sorry for your loss. *hugs*

Lilli Blue said...

I just saw this. Time sure does fly. This is so late but I love you and send my best wishes. Now it is your time. Your husband was a lucky man to be loved by such an amzing woman. You know where to find me. Let's talk soon. Love you and all the support you have been to me. Lilli