- 46 years old
- Date of birth: Nov 21, 1965
- Date of passing: Jun 10, 2012
|Let the memory of Penny be with us forever|
"I've struggled the last few years, and I can't help but wonder what sage advice you might have given me that might have changed my perspective. I miss you all the time. I still see your face in my dreams, and I hear your voice when I question myself and I need a kick in the pants. I'm sorry I missed your birthday, but I tend to do better when I pretend that it's a day that I can forget. But I'll never really forget."
"Cancer sucks. I hate that I can't call you."
"I love you and miss you."
"Today is always so bittersweet for me now."
"Hi, Penny. Beautiful, funny, reliable Aunt Penny. I never thought your passing would play such a huge part in my life. I thought I would be prepared for it, and therefore hopefully equipped to help others deal with your absence. As it turns out, I wasn't ready to say goodbye to you. Two years later I still dream about you all the time. I dream about your children as toddlers, when everything they said or did reminded me of you. Sometimes I dream about your laughter, or the smell of the houses you lived in, or your no-nonsense reaction to something I said or did that you didn't approve of. I will always be thankful of the time, understanding and attention you gave me, and I can only hope that in some way you knew how much I really loved and appreciated you. Because I did. I really, really did."
"Gail and I were saying how it seems forever ago when you were here. We miss you so much and think of you every day."
"I know that you would never judge me because I'm not one to dwell on superstitions, but when I see your face in my dreams, I don't question the meaning. I'm simply thankful for the time I am able to spend with your memory. You will always be with me in my humor and my appreciation of the simple things that make life worth pursuing. I always loved you so much more than I ever allowed myself to express. Sometimes I cry for that, but I think if you were here you would understand. Today my heart aches for you like I've never known, but every time time I laugh I hear your voice as if it's a part of me, and I'm so proud that that's mine."
"Well Pen, its been a while. We shard some red wine with you on our May trip. Miss you so much. I love you and will talk to you in two days."
"It has been awhile since I put anything on here but I still thinking about you everyday...most often when I see something beautiful."
"I miss your smile!"
"I cleaned moms clothes out of your bedroom today. Your robe and funeral ribbons are there waiting for you. Please show up. I miss you."
"Think of you often & cherish the short time we had together. you touched everyone's life that knew you & their hearts are with you now.
love & hugs, cathy"
"It's hard to believe that it as already been a year now. Wish it wasnt so..I miss you and love you. Anddd im sure you know, and are extremely happy, the peoria chiefs are now Cardinal affiliates!!"
"Today will always hurt."
"Thinking of you, as always. Miss you every day."
"Some days are easier than others....this is not one."
"Merry Christmas Penny. You are missed."
"I am thinking of you even more today than usual. I was sad at first because you won't physically be with us but then I remembered that you will get to spend your first birthday with Joshua. That makes me smile."
"I have been thinking about you a lot lately, trying to prepare myself for the holidays. It is going to be an emotional holiday for everyone. I know one day we will meet again in the kingdom of heaven but it doesn't make it any easier to be left here with out you. Watch out for everyone traveling to grandmas house. Love you"
"But as long as you are watching over the Gullett tribe, that is all we can ask! :) keep living it up up there for us!! Ps. Tell gram I said hi!! Love you both!!"
"Well, your birthday is coming up. Happy early birthday!! I meant to send you a card after the may trip, telling you how much I loved you and that I didn't want to let you go... I guess I never got around to it cause it meant that it was really close to a good bye.. I do have to say I am excited to see Andy in a couple weeks!! The next month or so I think will be the worst yet.."
"Hi. I love you."
"Cardinal Baseball in October...I know you are smiling big up there!"
"Well, as expected, the weekend was bittersweet. We had the best weather we have ever had, and I have a sneaky suspicion you had a hand in that. You were (and will always be) deeply missed. Prosit to you!"
"It's been a rough few days for me, as I'm sure it will be for the Lemon Sisters. It's funny how I can go a period of time and be in a happy place about your passing. Then, all of the sudden I start thinking about you a lot and I get really upset. Like maybe if I try really hard I can pretend it didn't happen. Josh and I were talking about it and he says it gets easier. I hope so."
"Last night I had a dream we were all in Amana, it is going to be emotional next week... Miss you"
"Hey there, Lady. Thinking of you today...well everyday, but I thought I would just stop in and say hello and I love you. We are all so happy for Drew and Sierra!"
"It has taken me awhile to post anything because I wasn't sure what to say. All I know is there is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you and Grandma McCoy. I am happy you two are together now, you were always her favorite! :) As sad as we all are to have had to say goodbye, we are honored to have you watching over all of the family!! I love you Aunt Penny!!"
"Pop totaled a car and escaped with a scratch. He was told he must have had an angel on his shoulder. Its just like you to start working overtime already...you will be happy to hear he turned in his plates like you wanted him to. i love you and miss you so much."
"EXCEPT for the promise you made to beat me to death with a wooden spoon, you never broke a promise to me save one. You promised I would never be older than you."
"My heart is forever broken."
"I participated in the Relay For Life in memory of you this weekend. So many mixed emotions. I miss you everyday."
"I hope one day soon I can add to this. Still too fresh."
"Penny was a lovely, wonderful person so full of life, fun, smiles & sweetness. Now she is an angel in heaven watching over us. All who knew her will always have her memory in their hearts. No words can express the sadness we all feel. love & hugs to all..."
"I am soo greatful that the Lord has taken you home. I prayed for him to do so. I have no words for the loss I am feeling, except that I will miss you everyday. I still have so much to tell you.
You would have loved your funeral. It was beautiful! Andy and the boys did such a great job."
"Yesterday I prayed to you instead of for you. It made me smile and cry."
"This is from Marie Groll my grandmother. Thinking of you at this time of sorrow. She touched a lot of people's lives. And you know she'll touch a lot of souls. I pray for you and the family. To Penny: We are happy where you are that is where you belong. And we love you and have you in our hearts. Grandma Marie."
"My Aunt Penny was the best Aunt that someone could hope for. We will miss her greatly. Penny, until we meet again - Go Cards!"