Monday, March 21, 2005

A note of thanks and appreciation

Dear friends,

After a long night, I am emerging into the day. There are no words for this experience. My understanding of it is still vague at best, but it has changed my life. Your care, thoughts, kindnesses and thoughtfulness have blessed every one of my days.

As I continue to get well, it will be a long time before I can personally express to each of you my gratitude and appreciation. Please have patience with me and know that my thoughts are there with you. A brian injury robs one of energy, of emotional and physical energy, and makes one more tired than you can imagine. But this will pass. And I am confident, with my fabulous doctors and family, that some day I truly will be back to normal. Thank you.

With profound appreciation and love,



Blogger Al Ramp said...


Your progress and getting better is all the gratitude and appreciation that one should expect. It is an answer to our thoughts and prayers. Keep up the excellent work and progress. You are an inspiration to all of us.

Al and Jeri

12:28 PM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

Dear Pam, It is so unbelievably wonderful to hear from you!! You have made tremendous progress and that is all that we have been hoping and praying for. The strength of you and your family is nothing short of amazing. I know that you will continue to improve


1:29 PM  
Blogger Kel said...

Dear Pam,

You are truly a SUPERSTAR! We watch your progress with amazement and your courage inspires us. As always, you are an angel in our midst and a gift to us all.

Love always,

2:22 PM  
Blogger Dave & Nancy Estes Park said...

Hey Pam! Al is right your prgross is all the thanks any of us needs. Please give Jacqui a big hug and kiss, You are so lucky to have such a wonderful daughter. She has done so many things for you and your care that you are probably not even aware of, but without Jacqui -- I hate to think. Hope we meet again very soon, come to CO and we'll treat you to some beautiful scenery, great food and lots of fun.
Hugs to all
Dave and Nancy

3:20 PM  
Blogger SableC said...

What a blessing to hear from you!

You are right to be confident! We all knew that if anyone has the spirit and will to triumph over this, it is you.

It is not hard to see where Jacqui gets her obvious strength- your strong family and loving friends are a powerful testament to you.

God bless you and your family as you continue your hard work.
Much love to you-
Shawn Mc

3:27 PM  
Blogger VUCCHolly said...

I am so glad to hear from YOU!!! We miss you and love you, and can't wait to tell you all the silly stories of the past several weeks. You have always been and continue to be my inspiration and role model of strength and perserverance. You are amazing!!! Keep it up
With much choir love,
Holly Wright

P.S. We took pictures of you on tour like we did of Kelly Finan the year she could not attend. I can't wait to show you all the places we went and all the fun we had together. We even watched Spaceballs for you!

8:48 PM  
Blogger Zhubin said...

We love you, Pam!

11:08 PM  
Blogger Sarah-Elizabeth said...

Glad to hear from you, it is wonderful to hear you are getting better. Can't wait to see you and the BCC girls together again soon...
Love Hugs and Kisses

3:18 AM  
Blogger Angie Antkowiak said...

Hi Pam!
My goodness you are such an inspiration to us all! You have made such miraculous progress in the last few weeks and we are all so very proud of you! You don't realized how much I admire, respect, and adore you as a mentor and as a gifted choir director...but then, I'll get to tell you in person soon enough!

Keep the faith (and the fire!) and we'll all be hugging you soon.

Angie Antkowiak

5:16 AM  
Blogger Carissa said...

I am overjoyed to be hearing from you. I never had a doubt that you would make a full recovery! I know by the fall you will be back in full swing again. I don't believe anything can stop you now.

Also please tell your daughter that she is a wonderful writer! I have really enjoyed reading her blog entries.

Take care and now that you are never far from my thoughts or prayers.

Love to all the Schneller Team!


1:25 PM  
Blogger Erika & Scott Sullivan said...

Dear Pam -
It was so exciting to read a note directly from you. You look and sound truly wonderful. In some ways it is not a surprise to us that you are as remarkable in your progress as you have been in all else in life, but it sure is heartening for us to watch you go. We're thinking about you every day and are so happy you are doing so fabulously. We love you. Keep on charging ahead!

6:18 PM  
Blogger Debora Shiflett said...

Dear Pam,

How incredible that you are writing to us! It is SO good to hear from you. We have all watched your unbelievable progress, and you have no idea how amazing that is to see. Please know my thoughts are with you -- you are such an inspiration!


2:19 AM  
Blogger Lanena Moore said...

Dear Pam,
I knew you could do it!! It is just wonderful to actually hear from you. You are making great progress, so keep up the good work. Your daughter is such a blessing! I appreciate her writing to us. Also, send my love to the Schneller team. I will continue to pray that you will have a full recovery and be home soon.

5:58 AM  
Blogger AandH said...

Keep up the great work! You look wonderful.
Love, Audra

11:44 AM  
Blogger Nicole Taylor said...

It is so great to hear from you. I think of you constantly and continue to pray for strength and healing for you. Know that we are all rooting you on 110% and are sending the biggest hugs possible!


4:15 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

"O, frabjous day, callou, callay"...apologies to Lewis is really you! I have missed those e-mails that would cajole and encourage and sweetly berate us after a particularly good/rough rehearsal.I suppose we should expect them to return anytime now!All I have to do is leave town and you start leaping and bounding toward the finish line. Maybe I could talk my husband into taking me to Paris which would ensure your rapid and total recovery...naaaaah. Cheapskate Charlie would never go for it.

Really, Pam, you are amazing and truly our inspiration. Your "spirit sings all day" for us, and every measure that we rehearse is our promise to you that VCC rocks!!

Not too long ago, I kept hearing, "give yourself will get better" as I worked through two + years of anxiety and worry. I was very skeptical. Singing for you kept me sane...and some good doctors and some meds helped me through it, but it does take time, and those of us who are short on patience do not make good patients, ha, ha. Your continued progress is ALL the thanks any or us need. You and Team Schneller have done the hard work. We love you...Jan (N)

9:48 PM  

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