Saturday, June 7, 2008

Ton of Bricks

We have all said it - lots of times. "that hit me like a ton of bricks"

Last night, it was the first time in a very long time that I actually felt that feeling. I learned a dear friend of mine passed away almost 2 weeks ago. Her name is Peggy and I loved her so much. She was beautiful inside and out. She loved me just like one of her daughters. We spent hours and hours together each week for a few years and when I moved it became frequent phone calls and visits and slowly drifted into random phone calls and no visits. I will miss her so much. I regret not being able to tell her once again how much I love her. I would have loved to say thank you for all the time we spent together - laughter and tears. She will always be in my heart.

She was a Cancer survivor 2 times and we all hoped and prayed this 3rd time would be the "charm" and be the last. Well, it was but not like I had hoped and prayed. Peggy was a fighter. She loved life and her family. I am lucky that I have her watching over me today.

Andrew, Peggy Diane Touchton

MOULTRIE — Peggy Diane Touchton Andrew, 58, died Sunday, May 25, 2008, at her home.Interment will be at a later date in Newnan, Ga.Born Dec. 28, 1949, in Dundee, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Leland Touchton and Dartha Tucker Touchton. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.Survivors include her husband, Dave Andrew of Moultrie; two daughters, Bria Andrew and Calley Andrew, both of Moultrie; one stepson, David Andrew Jr. of Sevierville, Tenn.; two brothers, Jack Touchton of Delta, Ala., and Steve Touchton of Columbia, Mo.; one sister, Linda Pettyjohn and husband Larry of Moultrie; a stepgranddaughter, Anna Grace Andrew; a brother-in-law, Ben Andrew and wife Betty of Snellville, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to M.O.S.T (Moultrie Oncology Support Team), P.O. Box 1881, Moultrie, GA 31776.


Bria said...


I don't know what to say. I'm so sorry. Sorry that none of us told you, sorry that you didn't get to say goodbye, sorry that she's gone...I'm just so sorry. Believe this, though--she knew how much you loved her, and she loved you just as much. She always did, and that will never change.

I can't believe I even stumbled across your blog. I was telling some of my customers here at work how information about them online can affect the job search when they asked me to show them. I Googled myself, knowing there was nothing bad to be found, and saw the obituary on your blog. It took me 2.5 seconds to figure out who the blogger was, and my heart just broke. You can ask my students--they said all the color drained out of my face when I realized it was you. How did you hear about Mom? I can't tell you how sorry I am that it wasn't one of us that told you.

Mom loved you like a daughter, and I love you like a sister. Time, distance...doesn't matter. We love you.

Anonymous said...

boogiesteveHi Donna!
Thank you for your blog about Peggy Andrew. You do not know me but I am Melinda, Peggys sister-inlaw--I am married to her brother Steve. I just heard about the news today of peggy's passing onto heaven to be with our godly father in heaven. I read about it on her my space page written by her daughter callie. I am sooooo sad and my cries for her and her family, especially for my husband, Steve. It has been 2 months & 16 days and we heard nothing from the family as such. I just want to express my sympathy to you and her family. I never got to meet her in person-I saw pictures on my space and my husband has some pics of her. I did get to visit with her on the phone several times. I really liked her and her strong southern accent. She was very friendly to me. One day I know I will meet her in heaven and I can't wait to give her a big hug! All I know Life is lessons to be learned from everyday. Life is too short--all I know I tell my family I love them everyday because I want them to know that, especially if it's my last time seeing them. Anyway, God Bless you and take care and once again--thank you for taking the time to remember peggy diane andrew and posting her obituary on your blog. In loving memory of Peggy Diane Andrew. Sincerely, Melinda Touchton