Sunday, August 2, 2009
MEET the "REAL MCCOYS"
When Pat was in Iraq in 2003, he received a "Care Package" from someone named Sheila McCoy. He sent me her address and asked that I get in touch with her.
Well, here it is 6 years later, and Marion & Sheila McCoy remain a very strong part of our "extended family". We have shared many stories over the last 6 years, and when I had to write them to tell them what happened, they were as shaken by it as the immediate family.
They have remained such strong friends, "family" and supporters of Patrick that I wanted to share these wonderful people with you. These people have made a difference in my life, and in Pat's. Everyone should be so fortunate to be able to call them friends.
They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, and I just wish Pat and I could have been there to help celebrate with them.
But our celebrations will come at a later date - and when Patrick is free again, there will be a delayed celebration of his parent's 50th wedding anniversary celebration. I hope that Sheila and Marion can be there - they are very much a part of Pat's "family".
So, here's to family and friends - and the difficulty in telling the difference sometimes.