Sunday, May 20, 2007

Please Keep Her In Your Thoughts

*Update- She's gone. Patsy passed away around 9:30 eastern time this evening, Sunday. Her breathing slowed and she was gone within a few minutes. She was wrapped in love, to be sure.

A very special mama from a few of the parenting boards I use to frequent might be losing her fight with lung cancer tonight- Patsy.

She has always been a bright light on the mama boards and despite being dealt such a crappy hand (the cancer) she has been such an upbeat person through her struggles.

Patsy has seven children and they just really need their mama for awhile longer so please pray, keep her in your thoughts, light a candle, or whatever it is you may do in times of need for her. I'm not very good at this since as an atheist I don't pray but I'm not beneath asking those who do pray to for one of their own. She is deeply in my thoughts though and my heart breaks with each tear I shed and believe me, this woman is so special that if you even knew of her you would be crying as well.

I hate to sully this post about her with cursing but I just have to say...... Fucking cancer! I'm so damn sick of it taking people and ruining lives!! So much is so wrong about cancer. It's such a hateful disease and doesn't seem to care who it takes. A child shouldn't have to grow up not knowing their mama. Especially if Patsy is their mama. It just fucking sucks dammit!

Patsy- thank you for everything that you are. To say I admire your strength would be an understatement. You are amazing and I hope to someday have even half of the grace and class that you have. the strength you gave me through watching you. You are the epitomy of strength and you will always be one of my heroes. I am proud to know (even if not in the flesh) someone as wonderful as you. Thank you.

Fight mama, I know you're tired but just keep fighting.


Slackermommy said...

I hear ya! I'm surrounded by several love ones with cancer and it's breaking my heart. I'm so sorry about your friend. I hope she sees this post. It will warm her heart.

Norm Deplume said...

I'm a mess. Cancer sucks. I should go to bed, but I don't know how well I'll sleep. Her poor family.

Jenny said...

Thank you for letting us know about Patsy...I will certainly be praying for her family.

Meg_L said...

Oh Jo, I'm sorry for her family.

How are you doing?

Admin said...

Like you, I don't pray, Jo, but I'll keep you and Patsy's family in my thoughts and meditations. I don't believe in gods but I do believe in energy. It's what we're made of and it can be positive or negative. The kind I'm sending your way is positive and that's healing energy.


Jessica said...

a day later and I am still in shock and disbelief. I truly cannot believe she is gone.

Anonymous said...

Cancer is...pissing me off!

CapCity said...

Wow - my first time at this blog...Patsy's family are in my prayers.

Unknown said...

That's so sad :( I completely agree with you... Fucking cancer! It's horrible. It took my grandma and my grandpa and several other people I know. I don't pray either but Patsy's family are in my thoughts. :(