Monday, August 29, 2011

Passing of My Sister.....Time to Remember What is Most Important

Just wanted to update you about my "real life".

My sister, Pat, (only 63 years old) passed away on Friday evening. As you can imagine, ever since that call on Friday morning that she was in critical condition in ICU.....things have dramatically changed for me. LONG day on Friday.

Then in the last two days, one of my sisters came from Florida and we have had some good family time together. Yesterday, we gathered as many of the family as possible and had some very good time to remember Pat and be together.

Today we will attempt to clean out Pat's nursing home room and her apartment. It will be a HUGE job. But we are so thankful that all of us (four living sisters) can do it together.

I miss my "cookie life".....but have to put it on hold right now. And in a lot of ways.....put it into perspective. When you face death.....you realize what is most important......God, family, relationships, people, and eternity.

Even though the whole cookie thing is a worthy hobby and ministry......it pales in comparison to life and death.

I'll be back soon.....hopefully with my head and heart on straight....and my priorities right where they should be.

Thanks to all of you for following my blog and being so supportive.

49 comments:

bridget said...

Oh, Pam.  I'm so sorry.  Will be thinking of you and your family.  You're right...something like that puts everything into perspective.  {{hug}}

Loren @ The Baking Sheet said...

So sorry for your loss Pam.  My prayers are with you and your family.

Meg Spooner said...

My Prayers are with you and your family.

Viveca said...

Sorry for your loss.

Tahna Evers said...

Heavenly father I pray for peace for Pam and her family right now, we know that all things are done through you and just pray that through this time you would wrap your loving arms around Pam and her family and guide them through the days ahead. I pray all these things in your name. Amen

Suzanne said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss.  I hope the love of your family and some memories of  happier times with your family will help you through.  Suzanne x

Laurie Haney said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. 

amalia said...

Pam...My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  You said it well....Truly sometimes life's happenings are the best way to give us some perspective.  We had a very scary experience while on vacation with our children a few weeks back....and it certainly helped me realize just what matters most and helped remind me just how precious each and every day is. I am praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.

Pat Mills said...

Pam,

I am so sorry of the death of your sister. It is good that your other sisters and you are able to be together at this time. Take time to be quiet together and to pull together.

Praying for you and your family at this time.
Pat

Lbwiggleworm said...

I will be praying for you and your family.  So thankful for you and what you bring to the cookie world.  I understand things being put in perspective.. Sometimes it's hard for customers to understand that... Love you so much, my friend and mentor and inspiration... Lisa from Dothan, Alabama

Jackielee4 said...

I am so sorry for your loss!  I send blessings for the next few days and weeks to come.

Jackie

Linda said...

So Sorry for your lost.  I just finished reading a book titled "Heaven is for Real".  It really brought inner peace in me about the passing of my dad.  If you haven't read it, it's worth it when you're ready.  ((hugs))

Nadia Kalinichenko said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Pam....

Margaret said...

So sorry for your loss. 

Cdreed3 said...

Pam, my heart goes out to you and your family.  May you feel God's Ever Loving Arms around you during these difficult times. 

In Christ's Love,

Christina

Sugarbutterbaby said...

oh goodness. I'm so sorry Pam!
I am sending you and your family my prayers.

Deb Wilkinson said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Pam. I pray God will wrap you in His loving arms and heal your heart. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. ~Deb 

Jhertrick said...

Our prayers are with you and your family.

Aunt Mary Anne's Cookies said...

May God bless you and your family and hold you in His hands. May He fill your hearts with peace, healing and love.  {{hugs}}

Skatsibo said...

I AM SOOO SORRY!
I'll be thinking of you from Down Under and say a prayer.
xoxo
Sophie

Kathleen B said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.  A sister is a forever friend, and I pray that God grants you peace and sweet memories. 

Brenda said...

You just go right ahead and do those things that you want and need to do.  If the Lord wills, we will still be here when you get back.  I only know you through your blog, but send love and hugs to you, my sister in Christ.  May our Lord give peace and rest and comforting memories. 

Stacey said...

My heart goes out to you and your family.  May God bring you constant comfort in the coming days and weeks.  I'm sorry for your loss.

Mona said...

Pam,  sorry for the passing of Pat.  My prayers go out to you and your family. 

jagsCupcakes said...

May God rest her soul in peace and give you strength to hold together 

Rita - Greer,SC said...

With Deepest Sympathy, I am thinking of you and your family. Y'all will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Rita - Greer,SC

Kel_ham said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your sister's passing. I am praying for you and your family.

Tedechef said...

So very sorry to hear about your loss.  Our prayers go out to you and your family. ~Suzanne~

Suzy said...

Pam, Praying for you and your family. 

GeorgiaC said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your sister.  My prayers are with you and your family.

Danette Baker said...

Many hugs Pam!!!

leana said...

So, sorry for your lost.  Never easy to say good bye.  I will keep you in my thoughts.

Paty_rolon said...

I'm so sorry Pam, it's a big loss, My prayers are with you & your family

Kristen said...

Pam, I am so sorry about your sister. My prayers are with you and your family. Love, The Acosta family

Tammy M. said...

I am very sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Jeneen said...

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Plepoma said...

My thought and prayers are with you and your family. Enjoy your other sisters and treasure each one every day.

Fanny Gâteaux said...

I'm so sorry for your loss

Fanny Gâteaux said...

I'm so sorry for your loss

Alexandbob said...

I am so sorry and my thoughts and prayers are with you.  I'll be here waiting when you're ready to come back.

R Correira said...

My prayer with you and your family

Janet Bridge said...

Pam - I am so deeply sorry to learn of the passing of your sister.  Sending you and your family hugs and tons of love! xxoo

Nicole said...

My prayers are with and your family during this time.  Your celebrating her and cherishing your other sisters a true testament of your amazing spirit. Truly, Nicole

Anne Nelson said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.  My condolences and prayers are with you and your family. 

Susie said...

I have three sisters around the age of your sister. I would be so sad to see them go at what I think is a pretty young age. So sorry for your loss.Love your blog you talented gal,
Susie

Penny said...

My prayers go out to you and your family.

Yamina said...

I'm deeply sorry for you loss...

Sue Sparks said...

Pam, I am so sorry for the loss of your sister.  I know just how you feel, having lost my own sister 6 years ago. My prayers are with you. Take care. 

Roxanne(Sugar Fairy) said...

Pam..
Even though I don't personally know you, I feel like I do know you since I read your blog quite frequently and we are both members of the Cookies R Us forum so I get to read a lot there.  I , to, am very sorry for your loss...it is not easy to say good-bye to those we love and sometimes we don't even get the chance to say goodbye...anyway, my prayers and thoughts are with you and hope you come back soon....

Roxanne
aka...Sugar Fairy

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