one of my favorite people in the world died last weekend. i was lucky enough to have lived next door to her the past two years. she struggled with emphysema so i keep telling myself that she is at peace and not struggling to breath anymore. “myself” is selfish though and i just want her to be sitting on her front porch laughing at my kids playing in our front yards. i wanted to make her all this good food for thanksgiving and i looked forward to sitting and talking to her before she moved away to live with her daughter or sister. you know that old line, “how do you make God laugh? – make plans” well i am sure He is laughing now because Patsi was intelligent and hilarious and i know they are hanging out.
this post does not do her justice- especially because she was an amazing writer- and i am not a writer. i continually butcher the english language with my spelling and grammer. i just wanted to put this down into words for my kids someday. Patsi spoiled them with little presents all the time and even left me grocery money on my porch a couple of months back when she knew we were struggling. i wanted to spoil her right back so always made sure she got any sweet rolls or cobbler i made.
make sure that you let everybody that you adore knows it and feels it- because we never get enough time with them, in my opinion.
just looking at her you know she was fun to be around