Patrick was the kind of guy who would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He believed strongly in God and taught Sunday school. Patrick had a hard life, but had thought he had found his true love after a failed first marriage. While I cannot post all the details....wife 2 was not who she seemed and literally broke his heart. I can not stress enough the Patrick we knew would have never have done this. We can't make sense of it all.
This is his youngest son.
His middle child....
Jerry and Patrick...last picture taken together.
Garry, Patrick, Jerry....close as can be....
Hayley with her Uncle Pat
Uncle Pat was very loved....by so many...
I can not even begin to understand this.... last week we spent the whole week with family and friends and made funeral arrangements, etc. Hundreds of people came to show their support and to say their final goodbyes. What are these children going to do with out their Dad? He is the one that cared for them all the time. She stated herself...."they loved him more than they loved her."
These are the moments I hate living so far away from family and friends. The moments I wish I could just pack everything up and move back. So many emotions and thoughts going through my head and heart this week. Trying to get back into some normalcy this week. It has been hard. We had little sleep last week and even now it's hard.
This pain is going to take awhile to heal.... a lot of reflection....praying...and hopefully one day peace.
Yes, life moves on for everyone after a tragedy....but to those at the heart of it...it stands still for awhile and it's hard to get back into the swing of things when your heart hurts and you face so much shock. There is also so much more involved then I can post about.
I can't thank all of you enough for your kind words, cards and emails. It has meant so much to me and my family. I will be catching up on my blog reading in the next few days, I need to try to get back into my routine. It's the moments of silence and down time that are the hardest. When I reflect upon so much.
R.I.P. Patrick....you have no idea how much you are missed and how much you were loved.