23 August 2011


20 Aug 2011 3:23 PM

This is a day that has changed my life forever.  The reason I exist is gone.  On Saturday 20 Aug 2011 at about 3 in the afternoon, My mother died.  My brother and I performed CPR for nearly twenty minutes before the EMTs arrived and took over but she could not be revived.
It has taken me a while to even be able to type this.  I have been making and taking calls and getting the arrangements for her Memorial Service taken care of.  I have been trying to be strong for my big brother because I know that's what he needs.  I am surprisingly at peace with what happened Saturday afternoon.

I can not say why, I just am and I thank God for it.  TheMomma's Memorial Service will be at Tim Stewart Funeral Home on Saturday 27 Aug 2011 at 2:00 p.m.  We are asking that in lieu of flowers, a Memorial Donation be made to the Diabetes Foundation in her honor.

I have more that I want to say about TheMomma but I don't have the words to say them right now.
RIP:  2 Dec 1940 - 20 Aug 2011

by Hannah More Kohaus

God is my help in every need;
God does my every hunger feed;
God walks beside me, guides my way
Through every moment of this day.

I now am wise, I now am true,
Patient and kind, and loving, too;
All things I am, can do, and be,
Through Christ the Truth, that is in me.

God is my health, I can't be sick;
God is my strength, unfailing, quick;
God is my all, I know no fear,
Since God and Love and Truth are here.


  1. I am so very sorry to hear about your Mom, I know you were very close. Only God can give you the comfort you need during a time like this, but know that I will be thinking of you and your family and praying for you. May God hold you up until you can stand on your own again. ImaSoftT (twowheelfemales)

  2. Chuck - Cruzman's friendWednesday, 24 August, 2011

    I am so sorry and I know you loved your Mom very much. Be comforted in the fact that she no longer has to put up with the trials and tribulations of this world and is most certainly in a much better place.


  3. Very sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers are with you.


  4. Sorry, Patrice. No more suffering.

    You have many reasons to exist, however. Be strong. Have faith.
    ..a (Andy/eflyguy)

  5. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Many hugs and prayers sent your way... Zee (TWF)

  6. Patrice, I completely missed this reference the first time on the OA board. I am so sorry. You have my sincere condolences. I know how hard this is to go through, but you'll make it. Be strong, the way she probably taught you.

    Fitty Sump'm (Bill)

  7. So Sorry to hear of your loss.

  8. This is my second Tuesday with no Mom, It's been a little easier than the first. Thanks for the prayers and condolences, I need them!

  9. Patrice I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

    Hold on tight to your wonderful memories. She is still watching over you.


  10. Patrice, my sincere, if belated, condolences. You are such a strong person I know you will be a monument to your mother's memory and achievements. (OnaJ - EC forum)

  11. Patrice, I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words, there is a void.

    Ally from FZforum


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