Thursday, November 25, 2010
Patricia Mangum 1955-2010
On this Thanksgiving day, I truly have so much to be thankful for. Mostly I am thankful for my family and friends. This past week I had to say goodbye to my mother and my best friend in the whole world. Although she was fighting cancer for almost 6 years there is still now way to prepare for such a devastating loss. I am very grateful to my Heavenly Father for the peace and comfort which I have received. I am also very grateful to have so many good friends who have poured out their prayers, love, and support.
As many of you know, my mom was awesome! She was funny, smart, and beautiful (that is where I get it from). She was always positive and loved life. She believed in me when I didn't believe in myself. She never missed a basketball or volleyball game I played in. During high school you would find me home hanging out with her most Friday nights. She set up my Junior Prom date because no one had asked me. She came to my seminary class to get me because she didn't have anyone to eat lunch with. She cried when I married the love of my life because she knew he was perfect for me, and she rocked our first child while he cried all night long. I could go on and on with stories, but mostly I just wanted to say Thank You. I love you Mom.