I am so saddened to hear that Patrick Swayze died. I didn't hear til this morning because last night we were out dealing with a family emergency-- my mom had surgery for a hernia that had gone awry. Without getting into all the nitty gritty details, suffice it to say they had to fix it and fast! The worst part is, they sent her home last night at 10 pm!! So Curt and I had to go home with her and my stepdad to get them settled, fill her pain meds, get some food she could eat, etc. We didn't get home til midnight and crashed when we did.
So this morning I was driving my boys to school and heard them talking on the radio about what Swayze movie was their favorite... and I just knew. Then another station played "I Had The Time Of My Life," and I knew even more, even though I hadn't heard an official announcement. I came home and looked it up online and found out.
I visited my friend Amy's blog and she wrote a beautiful tribute to him and has the music from Dirty Dancing up on her blog. So go read and remember when you first watched Dirty Dancing... and, if you are like me, leave the music up so you can soak up the memories. I dare you not to get tears in your eyes when you hear him sing "She's Like The Wind." So. Sad.
Here's the link: http://momcani.blogspot.com/2009/09/moment-of-silence.html