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Final Post

This morning Patty Blake passed away peacefully in her sleep.  Thank you to all who read her blog and commented on Facebook.  I know she appreciated each and every one of you.  God bless.

Isaiah 40:30

but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.

John 11:25

 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.”

40 thoughts on “Final Post

  1. Weeping out of a multitude of emotions…sorrow for all who will so desperately miss her, joy at the thought of her being HEALED and at the thought of WHO she is with. Thank you for sharing her with so many of us through her blog. Rob and I will miss her at Legacy Church.

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  2. I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Jesus has sealed the victory for Patty. I look forward to feasting at the table with her in Heaven. What a beautiful soul. Patty has shined the light of the Lord in front of me when I very much needed to be reminded of it. Thank you for helping her share her story! I’m just going to leave one of my favorite “comfort” songs here.

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  3. Praying for you all. I am SO sorry to hear that. Patty was a constant encouragement to me… she blessed me in so many ways.

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  4. So sorry for your loss. ALS is such a horrid disease. My husband was diagnosed in 2011 so I know some of the things Patty went thru. She is at peace now and ALS cannot touch her anymore.

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  5. So very sad. She truly shared her journey. Her strength and love for her family was a beacon of joy. Prayers for her family.

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  6. Patty was an inspiration of how to live with ALS. My father passed away from ALS in 2013 and it was very traumatic so I know how difficult it is to be positive in such a situation. Our prayers and hearts are with the family.

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  7. I am so very sad for your loss. I have been following patty for about a year or so. She had such grace and faith, and I believe she is with God now, and her suffering is over.

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  8. So sorry to hear about Patty’s passing. She was such a blessing and inspiration to so many. Although I didn’t know Patty personally, I always found comfort in reading her blog.
    Alan, it was obvious that you were her rock throughout. God bless you.
    My heartfelt sympathy to all her family,
    Carole

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  9. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I lost my husband to ALS in March 2015. I know that even though the outcome was assured, there is no way to prepare for the final loss. May you be comforted. Patty had an amazing courage and positive attitude which was an inspiration.

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  10. Rest in peace Patty. You taught me so much about my Mom’s Disease that she has. I’m going to miss you and your posts. Tina

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  11. Dear Blake family, this has been a long journey for you all, with trials and tribulation we grow closer to God, and can help those who also go through tough times. What a blessing to know she is absent from the body and present with our Lord. No more suffering. What a blessing her messages and open heart have been to us all. We have mourned the loss of our daughter to brain cancer one year ago. It is hard for us to say good bye, and hard for you too. Jesus understands sorrow, we know his plan to be with us in our heavenly home. May God be with you and give you comfort for this difficult and sad time. She was a wonderful person, Love and prayers for you all, Lyle and Barbara Blackinton CABC friends

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  12. I’m so sorry Alan. We really enjoyed her stories and her intros during the support group meetings. She and David are running and laughing together. I really admire her strength and tenacity. Prayers for you and all your family during this time.

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  13. Your family doesn’t know me, but I started following Patty’s blog when I learned that my sister-in-law had ALS. Sadly she only lived with it for 7 months, but I have so enjoyed reading Patty’s posts. She seemed like such a lovely and inspirational person. My condolences to the family, and prayers to you all.

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  14. My prayers are with and your girls, Alan. I know you will miss her. I will miss her too, as
    I loved her very much. It is so good to know that she is with the Lord and free of the
    disease which caused her so much suffering.

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  15. Patty was truly an inspiration to us all. She taught us all so much and lived the best life she could with grace and dignity. I’m thankful for having known her. She shared her wisdom with so many, including my children’s father Frank Pavolillo who did in November of 2014. There is a large void in our world today. My thoughts and prayers so out to her family.
    Tina Pavolillo

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  16. Oh Alan, I am so very sorry. I didn’t know Patty well, had only met her a few times through the support group, but as I start this journey with my husband, she was such an inspiration to me, always smiling no matter what. I wish I could take this pain away from you, I truly do. Know that you are loved. I will keep you and your family in my prayers and my the good Lord bless and keep you. Rest easy in the arms of God, Patty, rest easy.

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  17. To the Blake family, I write this with a heavy heart and tears in my eyes. The world has lost a beautiful soul and a loving wife, mother and daughter. I have been following Patty’s blog for over 2 years, since my brother was diagnosed with ALS. She had the same faith in God and positive attitude my brother did, which brought me back closer to God than I have ever been. After the last couple of blogs, I feared the end of her earthly life was coming soon. Now she has eternal life and whole again. I believe my brother was waiting for her with open arms. I hope to meet her when my earthly life is over. I admire all who cared for Patty. It is difficult and demanding work. May God wrap his loving arms around your family and bring you peace. I am so sorry for this devastating loss. Rest in peace, Patty Leger Blake.

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  18. My heart is so sad that I will never again read a post by Patty, but I rejoice at the life she led, and that she is with her Heavenly Father now. I lost my sister to ALS on October 20, 2015. So far, it has not gotten any easier, but Patty’s posts brought a sense of comfort to me. God bless the family during this time…

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  19. My prayers are with you all at this difficult ime. I enjoyed each post by Patty; she sustained me as I traverse my own path with ALS. Rest in peace, Patty, you are okay forever now.

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  20. I add my voice to all these who will miss her wonderful writing and view of life. She helped me so much as I grieved the loss of my dear husband from cancer. She is free now but will be missed by you all. I pray for God’s comfort and loving arms to envelope you and give you peace.

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  21. Patty. You will be missed. Miss you already. You were a sweetie. I’ll  see you again though. You beat me. Now you get to rejoice in a new perfect body. Love you. Carol Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

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  22. We were so sorry to hear about Patty, but thankful she is now with her Lord. Her attitude in the face of such overwhelming adversity was an inspiration to so many. She will be missed. We will be praying for peace and comfort for your family.

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  23. It was such a jolt to my heart when I saw that Patty had passed. I only knew her through her blog but she was such an inspiration throughout this horrid disease which also took my husband almost one year after diagnosis. She’s at peace now, no more pain and discomfort. I’m so sorry for your loss. Rest in peace, Patty.

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  24. Dear Blake family, revisiting Patty’s blog after a jammed week, your gentle word here is breathtaking. We are so grateful to have shared in her life during different seasons – including a wedding and now this “graduation.” Since this is a “final post,” could you please e-advise us if there is a beyond-family memorial planned? Meanwhile, our prayers (and praise) take a bit different shape now… Much love, Jim & Linda Smith

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  25. I will truly miss you Patty I’ve come to love and respect you my heart is breaking for your family because I know you’re in a better place hopefully God can grant them some really from their pain maybe they could have some solace in knowing what a wonderful Mother and spouse that they have had the pleasure of knowing and sharing their lives with sometimes we don’t really realize these things until it’s too late okay so far

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  26. May she finally rest in peace – we are all better Christians, better persons for Patty’s sharing of her love & faith as she traveled this treacherous journey.
    And Thank You – her family – for your patience & loving care.

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  27. I am sorry for your loss. Though I never had the pleasure to meet Patty or her wonderful family in person, I feel like I got to know her through this blog. God used Patty to teach me some much needed lessons, with one being about gratitude. I asked her once if she felt like she had done what God had put her here to do. She said she thought so, at least hoped so. But i am confident that when she took her last breath on this earth, her next breath was before Jesus and he told her, “Well done thou good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy of thy Lord.”

    Please keep this blog up, as it is an inspiration to so many. I pray for your family that God will comfort you and will give you peace.

    Thanks!
    George Cook
    Jacksonville, FL

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  28. My deepest sympathies to your entire family. My mother too fought her battle with ALS and followed Patty’s blog. It was inspirational to her and to me each time we read it. She passed away in November. Patty’s blog has remained as a bookmark on her iPad since. Her memory will live on in all those whose lives she touched, especially those whom she inspired by her undeniable faith in our Lord. She was chosen, as I believe my mother and all of those who have succumbed to this disease have been chosen to teach us to understand that God is with us, even through the most difficult times. God has shown His mercy and she is at rest and that you have comfort in knowing she is with you always.

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  29. My heart goes out to all of you. My husband has been battling ALS for 5 years. I enjoyed Patty’s sense of humor and her straight talk from the heart. I appreciated that she shared so much of herself with all of us. My most heartfelt condolences to all who loved her (and I am sure there are many).

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