Tuesday, June 21, 2016

~ 3 years and a Special Request ~

It's so hard to believe that today marks 3 years since we lost this precious girl!  Seems like maybe 3 months. Not a single day goes by that I don't think of her and wonder what she would be doing right now. She would have moved to Austin, completed 1 year of college, had at least 1 job, a ton of new friends as well as the old and created fun and happiness for all that she came in contact with. Abby lived her short life full on ~ as we all should!  She was strong willed, funny, loving, absolutely brilliant and we considered her our "family manager".  She had a definite schedule for herself and wanted that for each of us too. :) If you were 10 minutes late, she was calling to see why. She scheduled so many activities that most of the family needed an appointment to be with her. We were "summoned" to lunches after Church, Holiday gatherings, shopping trips and school functions. She and Alex (grandson) had a Nanny from Columbia when they were small and she taught them to speak fluent Spanish. Abby would stamp her foot at 2 yrs old if we mispronounced a word. I could go on for days but I won't.

As difficult as it is without her, we were extremely blessed to have her with us for almost 16 yrs. We don't have God's Master Plan but obviously, He needed her to do beautiful things in Heaven. 

My "Special Request" is to ask each of you if you would be willing to perform 3 Random Acts of Kindness this week...more if you'd like!  :)  You're welcome to come back and share or just have them remain anonymous. The latter is what I like to do!  Doing this will bring such happiness to others and YOU will become one of Abby's Angels.  

Thank you for your visit ~ your time is always appreciated!  Give those you love big hugs, tell them over & over how much they mean to you, make a phone call ~ no text or email! ~, go visit and take a meal or just stop by for coffee. Forget the to-do list, the projects and live in the moment...that's all we really have!

Click here: Tim McGraw ~ Live Like You Were Dying


  1. Abby was so beautiful, Pat. Her eyes shine from within. She sounds like a wonderful person doing things from the heart and making sure everything is taken care of. Those are the best people, in my opinion. Yes, I will try to do acts of kindness this week to honor dear Abby. And I'm off to listen to Tim McGraw's song. He has another one that I'm fond of also.

    Thinking of you, dear friend.


  2. Beautiful post in honor of your beautiful girl.
    And a wonderful idea.
    I'm in!

  3. Hi Pat, what a beautiful post in honor and tribute to your dear Abby. She just shines with spirit and grace from above. Such a special girl and touched so many in a short time. She was an angel on earth and will live in your heart forever.
    What a lovely idea to pass on "acts of kindness" I love to do this whenever possible. The blessing you receive is far greater then the kindness we give. Thanks for sharing. Sending you big hugs and heartfelt friendship as you remember and celebrate the life of such a special girl!!
    Blessings to you my friend, xo

  4. Pat, Your granddaughter was a beauty. I know your heart must truly ache for her. I will do my best to do 3 acts of kindness for her. Hugs and blessings to you. xoxo, Susie

  5. Thank you for sharing, she is beautiful.

  6. Thank you for honoring your dear Abby, with such a beautiful post about how much she meant to you, my friend. She would love that you're requesting all of us to do random acts of kindness. I would most happy to do that beautiful thing. Love and big hugs are sent to you today. God bless you.

  7. Oh dear friend, I can't imagine how bad this hurts:( God blessed you with an Angel for what sounds like a "full short life"! Sending you A TIGHT SQUEEZE with my love and prayers attached!

  8. I Will indeed pay it forward in acts of kindness, it's always a joy to pay forward in someway big or small that settles on their heart as to someone cared enough to do so.
    This is a challenge I welcome.
    As for your dear Abby. Indeed God had a plan, and from the sounds of it a plan only he knows in reason.
    Touching to hear your words, I leave moved and this Sunday morning will be better for so many reasons one being my visit here with you.




  9. Pat, I know that the ache never ends when we lose our precious ones, even when we know that they're in heaven. Abby was a beautiful young lady, and I'm happy to remember her with acts of kindness. God bless you and your family. Christy


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