Up until now, this blog has been a space for Pam’s reflections about her life, and about her battle with cancer — as well as a place for old Captain Catholic to toss in a few thoughts about the way this whole adventure looks from my perspective.
I think it’s time, now, to open this blog up and make it a space for you to share your stories about Pam — your vignettes, your thoughts, your hopes, your recollections. Help me try to answer the question, “What is it about this girl?”. A husband can only see so much — but I see enough to know that my wife has made an enormous impact on the lives of the people around her. Tell me the things that you see that I can not.
There is a ‘comments’ section at the bottom of this page, so — if you’d like — you can type your story there. It can be any kind of story — happy, sad, amusing, amazing, even hum-drum. It’s up to you! What is it about Pam, or about your friendship with her, that you want the world to know?
Of course, typing into a ‘comments’ section can be a bit frustrating — especially when your internet service is suddenly interrupted. If you’ve got a story you think is important enough to tell, you may want to type it into a document on your own computer and then ‘cut and paste’ it into the comments section.
Even better! You might want to e-mail your story to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll make sure to get it up so everyone else can read it. If you’re a little insecure about your writing style, you can ask me to do some editing; but since most of you write like Shakespeare already that probably won’t be an issue…
Don’t try to write everything that ever happened in Pam’s life. Just include one memory — maybe 200 words, maybe 500, certainly not more than 1,000. If you’d like, you can send me more than one memory — if you’d like, you can send a million — just make sure each one is short enough to be interesting.
Naturally, if you know someone else who tells a good story about Pam, be sure to show them this page and send out their story. I’m hoping to make this page both informative and fun for all of us.
God bless you all for showing us so much love. As somebody (I forget who) once said, “A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.” By that criterion, Pam has a very, very good heart!