Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Patrick Joseph Gallagher

I am numb and not sure how I am functioning. My family is devastated. The hospital called at 3:30 this morning for us to come in. I held Patrick's hand until he took his last breath this morning at 8:45. We were very close and I am going to miss him terribly. He survived two major heart surgeries and this sudden attack of pancreatitis took his life. So unfair.

Thank you for your prayers. Apparently, the Lord had other plans for Patrick.

♥ audrey

13 comments:

Emelie said...

Audrey, I haven't posted here for a while, I have been here to visit and now this morning I will be thinking of you more, thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of your brother. I do remember other posts about him.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I am so sorry Audrey~~words can't express what I feel for you and the loss.
May you heal, and be lifted up in this time of sorrow.

In grace and peace,
Anne

Deborah said...

Oh Audrey, I am so very sorry to hear this. Lifting you and your family in prayer, never ceasing. May Angels carry you through this most difficult loss. Peace of Christ be with you.
All my love, Deb

Linda in New Mexico said...

Audrey, I am so very sorry for you and your family's loss. May all of you find peace and comfort. Linda

Jan said...

OMG! this is shocking to me to hear I can't imagine how shocking it is for you. I'm so sorry. as I was planting daffodil bulbs this morning I was thinking of you and Patrick, hoping my thoughts would somehow help. Now, whenever I see those daffodil's blooming in the future they will remind me of you and your brother.
Peace.♥

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Audrey,
I'm sooo sorry to hear of Patrick passing!
My deepest sympathy to you all.
Big hugs,
Anna

yoborobo said...

Oh, Audrey. Dear God, I am so very sorry. I know how much you love your brother, and what a hole this will leave in your heart. Please know that I am holding you close in mine. xox Pam

Anonymous said...

AUDREY , OH WHAT A SHOCK THIS IS TO EVERYONE, MAY GOD GIVE YOU, MOM, AND PAT THE STRENGTH TO CARRY ON. I AM SO SADENED OF HIS DEATH. MAY GOD WATCH OVER YOU WITH PEACE. HUGS TO YOU, AND HUGS TO YOUR MOM, AND SISTER PAT. LINDA

Marlene said...

Audrey, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much your brother meant to you. My thoughts are with you and I am sending you a hug as I know words are not enough.

Marion said...

Audrey, I am so, so sorry & sad that you lost your precious brother. I'll be praying for you and your family. xoxoxo

Amanda said...

I am thinking about you all, may God be with you and grammy and patty and everyone else at this time. Patrick was a wonderful man, friend, father,and grandfather, he will surely be missed :( He is in a better place now with others that we have lost looking down at us! Love you and call anytime!! Big Huggs!

Rick said...

Audrey
I'm so very sorry, of course, but I'm glad you're the last thing upon earth that he saw and touched. It's a blessed send off.
Take care
~rick

PeregrineBlue said...

i too saw my mother take her last breath as she saw me take my first. it was so wonderful to, as a singer put it, love her "all the way". we taped a video of her ashes being scattered into the ocean with rose petals all around and that was one of the songs we put on the video. my heart is with you, truly.