I considered Petra my lifelong best friend.
She did so much to draw this anxious extrovert out of my comfort zone and expand my horizons. She's been doing that, in MY life, since we were in 7th grade Spanish class together, then choir and drama and even ensembles! I loved her for that!
She was a very bright star and it was impossible not to be attracted toward that light.
She was also human, with human foibles, but love her or hate her she was always true to herself and her passion for people - and she did GREAT things!
l miss you so much, Dear Friend, and I will continue to until we meet again. And when we do, we're going to put on the best productions of our lives...and hug - a long, I never want to let you go again kinda hug!! Until then, I know you'll be busy deciding what to produce and getting all the props and everything else ready! Let's make it the most incredible musical you've ever produced because we won't have to worry about all those costs!!!
I love you Petra, and I miss you, but I WILL see you again, and for that I'm so grateful!
Cliff, Jille, Carson, Bridgette, Nick, Ashley, sweet baby girl, Cait, Sam, Stu, Dawn (and everyone else),
I don't even know where to begin or what to say...
Nothing, and no one can ease your pain apart from God, and time. I wish I could because maybe then I could ease my own, too!
You are ALL in my thoughts and prayers and I send virtual hugs to you all. I'm looking forward to the time when will all be able to get together and remember all the incredible (and silly!) things Petra did!
Blessings to you all!