Starting when I was little, Ms. Pat has always just been around. She was the type of person that was always there, even when she said she was too busy.
As a kid, she was that sweet grandma type person that was quick to congratulate and even quicker to lift you up.
As an adult, I realized how amazing she truly is. Just hearing little bits of her adventures, I am humbled at all she has done and experienced.
Ms. Pat was someone who would always be anyone’s biggest fan. She gave all of herself for others. She had even helped those “old” people, even when she was just as old if not more. She was the type of person that would drop off food because she had made “too much.” She would show up to help even when she said she couldn’t or was tired or too old. She never took a leadership role but would bend over backwards to do anything she could to help.
Sadly, Ms. Pat’s body has decided that it was tired and done. It will be hard to not have her walk through the door. It will be hard to not have her hugs or words of encouragement. It will be hard for many. It’s no longer hard for her though. She isn’t in pain anymore.
I know she will have a long list of family members and accomplishments listed in her obituary but if it was a complete list of everything she’s done and everyone that considers her family, she would need the whole paper.
Tell the ones around you what they mean to you. Show up and be present. Put others first. Say thank you. Open yourself to possibility. Love freely. Practice peace. Hug.