My tribute page is a little late but only because I was honored to attend her memorial services this weekend. My heart is broken. Sad

Dear Pattie, This is just so hard to write and I really don’t believe that I’ll never have another of your fabulous hugs or hear your laugh again but I wanted to thank you for your friendship. You first reached out to me six years ago about our girls and diabetes and we sent many, many emails back and forth about the worries that motherhood sometimes placed on us. And you sent me too many virtual hugs to count and assured me that all would be well. And it was. Our friendship continued and grew and meeting you in Disney was a highlight of the trip for me. Before we went to Vegas, you sent me an email out of the blue saying that I was “warm, funny and real … and I can’t WAIT to see you again. One of my great regrets about Disney was that I really didn’t feel like I saw much of you.” I don’t know if you had any idea how much that email meant to me. But we did spent a lot more time together in Vegas. Sitting on your bed with you and Lynnie and the rest of the group filled my heart up the brim and will forever be one of my favorite memories. And I know you did the same with others. You made us all feel like we had a special connection with you and that we had a special place in your heart. You even made a digital kit for me. Right after my family adopted our golden retriever puppy, you sent me a link to the brand new “Ruff ‘N Ready” Kit and said you made it with me in mind and that your Izzie had brought so much joy to your life and that you hoped that Sawyer brought the same joy to me. And you put up with all of my whining and complaining about that horrid puppy stage. Your encouraging emails always meant the world to me. I don’t know that I ever told you in these exact words how much your friendship meant to me over the years but I like to think that you knew. In the last email exchange we had, you told me that you were honored that I had thought of you for an article I was writing. My dear friend, the honor was all mine. Thank you for your friendship. I will miss you forever.

All supplies by Pattie Knox:
Thankful Hearts Mini Kit
Catnip Crew Kit
Epoxy Extravaganza: Thanksgiving
Call the Doctor! Kit
Pin Its: Merry
Ruff n Ready Kit