Civility is comforting during difficult times.

April was a difficult month.  My husband’s dad The Honorable Jesse M. Patton, Sr., passed away on the 16th just 10 days before the 16th anniversary of his mom’s passing.  I didn’t notice these ironic details when the day arrived, but they encourage me hold my husband a little closer each day.condolence notesI appreciate this journey we will all take some day, but death is still a difficult discussion for most.  Maybe that’s why I am so humbled by the outpouring of cards and notes we’ve received as an expression of support for our sorrows.

So yes, we have lots of thank you notes to write for so many forms of condolences from friends, family and my wonderful clients.  But it’s so comforting to know that civility still reigns and people turn to old-fashioned hugs, flowers, food, notes, phone calls and now email and text messages to show they care during difficult times.  Thank You Note JpJesse and I will miss Senior, as I affectionately called him.  But we’re blessed to have you all here to help ease the pain.  Thank you for your kindness; civility is comforting, especially during difficult times.


2 thoughts on “Civility is comforting during difficult times.

  1. Theresa, I’m sorry to hear of the loss of your father-in-law. There is a unique emptyness that happens inside with a loss of a family member! I will keep you and Jesse in my prayers for Gods comfort and peace.
    You wrote such a nice letter!
    Take Care, Cindy Mjolsness

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