Patty would have been pleased.
In fact, we could feel her presence as members of our original SOUL (Stressed Out Unified Ladies) group gathered, gabbed, and gobbled up pizza last night in a sort of Big Chill memorial tribute to our fellow sister who was buried earlier yesterday.
It felt like old times, sitting around the "Upper Room" at the church where we used to meet and talk and laugh and offer support for each other until the wee hours of the morning...my gosh, how long had it been? Seven years? Ten?
When we went to the nearby pizza place to dine, we made sure to pull up a chair for Patty.
Patty, we all agreed, was the best one of us all -- kind, compassionate, caring, non-judgmental...her soul was always in the right place.
That's why we know that her soul is in the right place now. We're all hoping and praying she's putting in a good word for the rest of us with the Big Guy...
Otherwise, we're sunk...:)
We've decided to breathe life back into SOUL...try to get together at least once a month...we're all too old and too busy these days to gab into the wee hours of the morning like we used to. But we realize how much we've missed getting together and laughing...
It's too bad it took Patty's funeral to get us all together...but isn't that just like Patty...Even in death, as in life, Patty is still doing and caring and looking out for others. Even her SOUL sisters.
It was, to say the least, a bittersweet evening...
Indeed, Patty was the best one of us all.