I’m speaking at THE FREEDOM BALL honoring our military and providing aviation scholarships to worthy individuals. 6:00 pm – 12:00 am at Downtown 301 Event Center, Waco, TX. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Freedom-Ball/176748429069927
And it’s wonderful.
Today is the 4th anniversary of my Buddy’s death. And I can’t think of a nicer way to honor him than speaking about one of the things we loved so much together – Aviation. It’s one of the things he did where he showed his very “best self.”
I can’t help but feel that he’s in the air, soaring today. Im sending out my love, and a big “hello!”
karen kay says
You have been busy for the past few month’s. That is good!!! I read about your mother n law not doing very good. She has lived a very long a full life. I am sure your Buddy will be their to guide her on. It is never easy to lose our loved ones.
Hug’s to you from a friend in Arkansas
BARBARA MARTINENGO says
TODAY I REMEMBERED I HAVE LINKS WITH 3 .. BUT USUALLY ON YOU TUBE ALMOST ALWAYS LOOK YOUR DAILY INTERVIEWS. I LOVE YOU. EVEN YOU LISA. MI SORRY FOR YOUR PAIN. NE FEEL TOO MUCH
BARBARA MARTINENGO says
KISSES FOR YOU LISA
Terri Zinchiak says
Lisa, I just lost my husband on Aug. 27th and I honestly do not know how you managed to get through it all! I’ve never been so devastated. It feels as though my whole world just got turned upside down. I hope that in four years, I’ll be able to smile and send out my own “Hello!” I now understand completely what you went through and it is just not easy no matter what you do.
I too lost my husband of almost 30 years in january. In a matter of 9 days we went from having a beautiful christmas to hospital to gone. It is the most life altering unbearable situation to have to try and live through. I still haven’t figured any of it out the void, the quiet, the missing him, the financial storm left behind.
How do we bear the unbearable? After Patrick died, I remember times that I felt like someone had poured gasoline on me, and set me on fire. How I was surviving, I didn’t know. But somehow…somehow…I managed to do just that. I just kept putting one foot in front of the other. And slowly, slowly, things started to become more manageable for me, and more, and more, I had brighter and “actual” happy days again. Keep the faith, sister. Believe!
BARBARA MARTINENGO says
LISALISA HOW IS YOUR MOTHER? I HOPE WELL
It’s tough, but she’s doing pretty good considering her challenges. Thanks, L
Brenda H. says
OMGosh, now what’s wrong with your Mom? Nothing serious, I hope.
I just wanted to thank you for taking the time with the military. We have a lot of military background and currently, 2 military grandsons, one of which is stationed on an aircraft carrier out of San Diego, Ca. as an air traffic controller. So we all thank you.
Think about you today and of course Patrick who’s watching over you. Miss him deeply. Send you love & hugs from France <3
From my experience, the best way of remembering someone dear is thinking about the things you enjoyed together…even little memories like about a smile or a hug can bring you so much peace…even if it’s difficult in the beginning.
To focus on the good moments shared with someone we loved and lost, I think it’s one of the best ways to fight off the “dark” that grieve so often brings with it. Shows us, that there will be light again.
I’ve been following you blog nearly since you started…thanks for sharing all this with us. Most of us did and still do have to cope with the loss of someone dear, and it makes it easier if you feel, that you’re not alone in this battle.
I appreciate it very much, that you write so bluntly about what you’re going through.
God bless you and your family!
That is what’s helped me most – that I know that I’m not alone.
Joan Knight says
What a Blessing…. How wonderful it is, to hear that I , as you just showed me, can focus on the GOOD THINGS, at a FREEDOM BALL at that. Then, there’s that smile and I know your Buddy is looking down on you with that big smile, letting you know how proud he is of you and how much he loves you. for me the view is the freedom to be at your best, not all the time, but no matter what we do it should be our best. But as “wives” know what their best, not for public but the bound two hearts share.
While your at it wish him a big thank you for me. There is one statement in his movie, “Ghost” that has helped me time and time again see and focus on what’s important. ” It’s amazing, Molly, the love you take it with you.”
In many counseling groups, therapy, self-help books, I have learn to transform statement to help in my growth, healing, and help for a better day. Just by replacing, Molly, and inserting my name or someone that suits the moment helps me heal, get a new perspective and focus on the importance of love and carrying it on in our lives and the next. This is what is important, love, for one another, world, countries, and true love of self and what we share with others. For as the old song says, “Love Makes The World Go Round”
Thanks for listening, caring, and sharing your life, your life with Buddy, and your new adventurous life facing the world, this disease, and replacing them with the good you can do for others. God Bless and Be A Blessing.
I thought of Patrick today ! i always will remember him and what a great actor he was !
much love to you Lisa !
Nicole Schmied says
4 years… I can’t believe that it’s already that long since Patrick past away. It seems to me, that it was Yesterday, when I read the very sad news about his death. I’m still thinking of him a lot, especially today. I’m still sad, that he isn’t here anymore. His movies keep him alive in a special way. I’m going to watch one this evening, a candle for his anniversary right beside the TV. Patrick was so wonderful and you are wonderful too, Lisa! To honor Patrick with that speach is a very great idea!
Love and hugs to you
Hi Lisa, i don’t know where to start and how tos say how sad I am. How Miss Him. Not as much as you.. I know. Tears come to my eyes when I think of him or see him in movies, on youtube…
Life is so unfair sometimes. But I think he lives through you. You are the love of his life and when I see you, I feel he is still here.
Keep your beautiful smile on !! Take good care.
May (from Europe)
Um ator excelente. Amo os filmes dele!
JULIE CLEMENTS. UK says
Hi Lisa lots of love sent to you on this day of happy memories enjoy them, you are now taking giant steps forward and living life again it’s great to read these lovely blogs they are showing how well you are living your life and I bet your Buddy would be so happy you are getting on with living in such a good positive way.
Lots of love to you God bless love julie xxox
Carol LeCroy says
When I heard about Buddy I was so sad for you. I lost my Ex-husband in a truck accident on Nov. 30th 2012. He said he went to the same school with him. That is how I know he was called Buddy. His name is Jack Lecroy Jr.
So sorry for your loss, Carol. Hope you are okay. Just remember – just keep putting one foot in front of the other. It will not always be this way.
Carol LeCroy says
I could not finish my post. Sending Blessing your way and your family.carol
Rebecca Reardon says
Lisa, I Have thought about you so many times today… Thinking about Patsy I hope she recovers… I know you must miss Patrick and I am sure flying is just one way to feel a little closer to your soulmate and a good-looking one at that:) God bless you today and always
Fatima Finzetto says
Lisa my mother die four months ago,on 14/05/2013
love you Patric
Rebecca Reardon says
I can’t believe it has been 4 yrs. you were a wonderful wife who loved her soulmate so much. Hang in there and fly till your heart is content… Just one step closer to your handsome husband ,) take care and know so many of us are thinking about you today.Much love to you… Hope Patsy is recovering.. Will keep you in my prayers
Chris Hock says
Happy Anniversary in heaven, Patrick. The world misses you, but we will all be reunited again one day! Your girl Lisa, as you know, is doing an inspired job of holding the fort down here for ya!
Doin’ my best!
LIsa, what a beautiful picture. What a great way to honor him. Never let his spirit die. I was at work today and shes like the wind came on. Such a talented man. How is Patsy doing? I send you alot of hugs today lisa.
Ingrid Mennella says
Hi Lisa- A big Thank You from a military mom. Our son has been in the Navy 16 yrs, presently serving on an aircraft carrier and stationed in Japan. Today of all days, what a great way to honor your Patrick speaking about one of his passions (yours too!) and enabling people with scholarships. Do you know if any scholarships have been given out by the AHA yet? PS.. I think you have been showing your very best self most recently. My thoughts and prayers are with you today especially.
I would love to check on where that stands, Ingrid! Hopefully it has benefitting more than a few.
William Rogers Black says
I understand the significance of what you are doing in Waco Texas. This is a wonderful thing to do go for it. Patrick was inspired into aviation it’s wonderful that you can be an inspiration to others who have an interest in this.
It seems like yesterday and it’s been four years since Pt left us. It’s a sad day because it’s not yet but i feel the same as you, he’s in the air, because he was always love and ‘love is in the air’. Today more than never i reminded him, for all that he gave us and for having such a wonderful woman like you Lisa. You share your deepest feelings with us and it’s appreciated by all.
With reference to Patsy, it’s a great loss if confirmed this in her last days. She was a great mother and a great choreography. She loved ballet so so much and she made you liked , loved this discipline, this art. Give her as little as possible and rest.
All the best to you dear Lisa, they’re not easy days. Those days will be here soon. Trust it!!
All my love to the Swayze’s family, light and peace. Specially for you , my prayers and blessings and keep stronger. XLL
Beautiful pictures!!!! I am sure that he is wrapped in your love and has received your big Hello!
I am sure he is sending the same back to you and blowing you a angel kiss. Keep strong and
don’t allow anyone to pull you down. You take care of yourself and have a good trip and safe
trip home. Have a blessed weekend.
Lisa; – I am so sorry for what you are going through. I read the comments on your facebook page, and I am shocked. I also realize that it’s likely just the tip of an iceberg and that there is much more for you to contend with. It cannot be easy. Please, please keep your chin up and know that many good people (and your late husband) have your back!!! I send you my very best wishes and deepest respect, – Simone.
Vickie Anderson says
2 years ago I lost my best friend to breast cancer.
It’s okay if you don’t respond but I wanted you to
know how much of a fan she was of Patrick’s.
I KNOW she has met him now, Wishing you the best
Cause she’s special, right? All we love are special, and in truth, are equal in importance.
nadine wood says
Thought of you on this very memorable day (9/14) for both of us. Not only is it my son’s birthday it also happens to be the day we lost my most adored and favorite actor. Sending good vibes your way as it must be bittersweet. Patrick is sorely missed and although he is gone he will never be forgotten. It must make you feel proud that you have kept his memory alive through your hard work and fight for pancreatic cancer research and funding. RIP Patrick gone from our life but forever in our hearts. On behalf of all of Patrick’s fans I thank you for all you do and continue to do. You are amazing!
Hope you had a nice day and thoughts of Patrick brought a smile to your face rather than tears to your eyes. Please know that even though you haven’t heard from some of us in a while our good thoughts are always with you. I know how busy life can get but we do look forward to your posts. sending rainbows your way with love, light and positive energy to keep you uplifted. XOX Nadine
Thank you, L
Sounds like the perfect way to spend this day. Let your spirits soar as you bring excitement and hope into the lives of the people being given the Aviation Scholarships. Sending all good thoughts your way.
que saudade !lembro da sua ultima entrevista chorei tanto..mas tenho tambem lembraças maravihosas dos seu filmes em especial dirty dancy ritmo quente q na minha opinião é o melhor filme! e ele dando um show de interpretação e sensualidade e ainda cantando!!tenho esse filme em casa asisto sempre..sua estrela agora brilha lá no céu.Desncanse em paz e que Deus abençõe sua familia
Gracias por escribir. L
Ah…that is really cool! You are right, what a perfect way to honor him on that day.
Vera Rute S. Siva says
You speak was very moving. Thank you
Wow. Thank you very much. L
Dearest Lisa; – I have to post again. I hope you are holding up. I have googled Danielle Swayze, and I came across reports saying that she was married to a man with a swastika tattoo on his face. I am scared of Neo-Nazis. Please be careful and watch out for your safety. As far as your good name is concerned, you do not need to worry. You have proven, time and again, that you are a woman of great class and integrity (just like your husband said). All this will pass, and you will be fine. Much love, – Simone.
I thought on Patrick on Saturday, too. What about Patrick’s mother? I have not red anything and cannot find anything in the internet.
I am glad that you enjoyed your speaking so much and can imagine that Patrick was close to hear your speaking!
@ Terri: I am so sorry for your loss! It must be a horrible thing you have to face and to go through but I am so sure that you will make it well through it as Lisa did, you just need a lot of time and friends and activities to distract attention from the thoughts of your loss.
I can only wish him much peace there next to God, who is at peace with your spirit. There is nothing better than being with God .. Patrick awaits you and keep you happy, I have no doubt of that.
Robin Cassidy says
What a beautiful way of looking at things, soaring through the sky, thinking freely of the beautiful life you have and all the memories of what you shared together, All the pretty clouds, billowing through your thoughts of everything that is good., only what made your life great. I dreamed of Daddy a few nights ago, going to sleep with the thoughts of “And This Too Shall Pass” but for now, it hasn’t and I’m not ready yet. Maybe tomorrow, maybe next year but right now it hasn’t but then again, time has nothing to do with it. Its when I say Im ready. So, enjoy those beautiful clouds and I hope you get the chance to hear your Patricks beautiful voice and if by some chance you see my Dad, will you tell him that even though its only been 2 months, please keep watching over us, his wife and his unborn Grandson that he will never get the chance to hold. Tell him he is still so very loved and thank him for being the most wonderful Dad anyone could have ever asked for. He was my one true thing~ Today I missed him, I cried and remembered what life was like before Alzheimers.Tiamo Daddy
I send messages to Patrick, too.
Robin Cassidy says
I just heard the news of Patricks Mom and I wanted to send my prayers, condolences and warm hugs to you Lisa and the entire family.
Joanna Kontos Evans says
Am a bit behind but just read about Patsy’s passing. . .
Joanna Kontos Evans says
Thinking of you all at yet another sad time. . .
Joanna Kontos Evans says
Much love & hugs to you, Sean, Donny, Bambi and you’re families.
RIP Patsy, reunited for eternity with your beloved Jessie, Vicki & Patrick dancing together amongst the clouds. . .
I hope my comment could be put in the blog, cause since 14th Sept is awaiting moderation. I can imagine you’re very busy these days in Wash. DC. I would like you knew that.
All my love more than ever with all things you has passed one’s behind others. Take it easy! and Stay strong!
Un gran ¡Hola! para Patrick.
Y besos para ti, Lisa.
Shelley Fiester says
I am sorry to hear about Patsy passing away. I have read you and Patrick’s books and was forever affected by them. You were so open, honest, and vulnerable. I do admire your strength. God Bless.
Lisa, can you confirm this is really connected to the Swayze family.
The family can’t afford to bury their grandmother?
I find that very hard to believe.
Carine Delattre BenNasr says
j’ai découvert votre mari alors que j’avais 12 ans avec le film Dirty Dancing, qu’une copine m’avait invité à regarder chez elle. J’ ai à présent 32 ans. J’ai regarder il y a une dizaine de jours un reportage sur vous et votre mari qui m’a beaucoup touché au point de pleurer, l’épreuve que vous avez du surmonter est terrible.
Je voulais vous dire que comme des millions de fans, je n’oublierai jamais Patrick Swayze , il a fait parti de mon enfance, de mon adolescence , comme beaucoup de filles, je mettais des posters sur les murs de ma chambre,je collectionnai les articles et essayai de m’offrir les vhs de ces films. Je veux faire découvrir cet artiste à mes 2 filles lorsqu’elles seront plus grande, je suis sûre qu’il les fera rêver elles aussi.
Je vous souhaite beaucoup de réussite dans votre combat contre le cancer pancréatique, et vous présente mes sincères condoléances tardives pour la mort de votre époux.
looking at the view from the cockpit I feel an absolute silence …
Maritsa Andersson says
I just found about your recent loss. My condolence to you and your family.
A little lullaby:
Lovely. Thank you, L
Nadine Wood says
Is it just me? or does this Morten Harket have a slight resemblance to a young Patrick Swayze. Do you think so too? of course Patrick is better looking but just thought there was a striking coincidence with this Norwegian.
PS hope all is well I look forward to your blogs. My deepest sympathy in the loss of Patsy may she RIP in the presence of Patrick and the rest of her loving family.
Rainbows to you Xox Nadine
Eileen Monic says
Morten Harket is an great singer and a lovely person and he is very philosofic too, a smart man, just like Patrick; I can see that they have a lot in common……
Carrie Brewington says
hey Lisa Just to let you know that Patrick Swayze will always live in my heart he was my favorite actor every
seen I was a little girl god bless you Lisa and also god bless all the Swayze’s family and your too
Nadine Wood says
and a follow up to my last comment…just saw he was born on September 14, the day Patrick entered into eternity, hmmm. You must think I have waaay too much time on my hands…not really but I haven’t been on your site in a while so just adding my 2 cents ; )
There’s something very sweet about that. L
That is freaky about Morten Harket having the birthday of September 14th and he does have a resemblance to Patrick and seems like a lovely guy just like Patrick. Kudos to you Lisa for keeping his memory alive through the work that you do. Apart from his mother, you are the only person who really knew and loved him. God rest both their souls until you meet again.
Hi lisa, hard to belive it has 3 years since patrick died dirty dancing was my fav moive at 14 his dancing was the ultimate ideal of course reality set in as I began to realize guys i Dated couldn’t dance like that lol had to lower my standards but its just a feel good moive. Ghost seen many times still get choked now even more watching it. IHave had my own scary health battles come close to edge should not be afraid I applaud you the strength to carry on esp when the one you love is not there to give you comforting hug. Someone i knew had pancreatic cancer she lived 1 year and half she never smoked a day in her life though she was 80 yrs old.
I am writing to you because my dad has been living with ( that’s what we say) Pancreatic Cancer since 2011 and he has a team with American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Stuart ( he is Team Wayne’s World just incase you want to check it out) This year he gets to educate people on Pancreatic Cancer at his tent. We `have always been fans of your husbands and appreciate all the things you do with PanCan . Do you ever vistit the South Fla area? If so we would be honored to have you speak at the Relay next year ( This year its in May so I know that’s very short notice)..
Naw. May is very busy for me. Good luck, and thank you for all the wonderful work your dad is doing. My very best to you, and him. L
Vivian i think you need to get yourself a life. Lisa had a wonderful life with Patrick and probably would still have been enjoying it only for cancer. Lisa moving on with her life and how she wants to spend it is none of your concern. This woman has been through enough. She lost her childhood sweetheart but has managed to find the strength and courage to move on which is what Patrick would have wanted. So go and find something useful to do with your life and stop interfering in someone else’s. Especially someone you know absolutely nothing about only by what you read in the papers.