“Thinking of Patsy”

Those of you who have followed me for a while know that I lost my younger sister three years ago. Today was her birthday, and it gave me a chance once again to reflect on what a sweet spirit she was born with and carried with her through life. She suffered greatly during her life, losing both her husband, two of her children, and three bouts of breast cancer, the last claiming her. Throughout it she remained more upbeat than I ever could have been. She relied deeply on her Christian faith and when she was near death assured me she would “see me later.”

She was a very compassionate nurse and I think she would have come out of retirement to tend to covid victims. The disease would have broken her heart as she watched politicians downplay the pandemic and citizens disregard common safety precautions. While I miss her dearly, I am grateful she isn’t having to live through this dark time for medical professionals.

Give those near you a big smile from me and Patsy, a girl almost always smiling.

25 thoughts on ““Thinking of Patsy”

  1. As soon as I saw the title I knew the post would be about your sister. We have shared similar losses, so I think I understand how your heart is feeling. Sending you lots of good thoughts and smiling in celebration of the love you shared. ❤️


  2. You always give such a loving tribute to your sister that is heartwarming to read. I said the same thing recently about my mum. Glad that she wasn’t still alive to have to try to live through the pandemic and lockdowns.
    Best wishes, Pete.


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