Of Pat Peck
I have a heavy heart today after learning yesterday, that good friend, blog contributor, client, and all around good person, Pat Peck fell prey to lung cancer and has moved on to another world. She was one of the most supportive friends that I have ever had. She supported the blog. Helped me deal with the tense time with my mom. She supported my business by allowing me to do her tax returns until I retired. I first met Pat on the Internet:
Pat was at every face to face get together. She was an opera lover, sang the Itsy Bitsy Spider the right way, made great U-turns, was loyal mother, friend, and client, she raised a great daughter, and she had an outstanding career:
When my Mom found out that Pat was ill she took upon herself to write Pat a letter. She wanted to thank Pat for being my friend for so many years. Pat wrote the following lovely response:
" I got the sweetest letter from your mom today. She says you
consider me one of your best friends, and know that I return your
feelings on that score. I may not be able to write back directly
through you, but please let her know that I loved her letter and
also know how much you and she love each other and that it is a very
nice thing to know about in this world.
I may be pretty scarce from now on... part of the normal course.
One day is good, the next not so much, and it's hard to keep up
with computer stuff.
The day's poem:
Is anybody happier today because you passed their way?
Does Anyone remember that you spoke to them today?
The day is almost over and its toiling tolling time is through
Is there anyone to utter a kindly word of you?
Can you say tonight in parting with the day that's slipping fast,
That you helped one of the many that passed your way?
Is a single heart rejoicing today over what you said or did?
Does the man or woman whose hopes were fading, now look ahead with courage?
Did you leave a trail of kindness?
As you close your eyes in slumber will God welcome you in his home?
In Pat Peck's case she could answer every question with a resounding yes. She will be missed. May she rest in peace