Pat, We are so grateful for the time we’ve had with you and feel blessed that Tryg was able to experience your loving care. We will miss you tremendously and know you will be an important part of Tryg’s upbringing and his memories. We hope he will always be considered one of your “precious people” and we consider you and your family friends for life. We sure hope our paths bring us together again.
— All our love, The Nypen's and mostly...Trygve

Dearest Pat, I can’t believe how fast these years have gone. Words can’t describe how God has truly Blessed us when he led us to you. First with our little toddler, Ryan and again when Katelyn came along. There’s no better place that our kids could have been. The care, love, support, and never ending patience you have given our precious little ones is like no other. We just love you so much!!! There are so many memories we will all take and keep close to our hearts...all the time and energy, home cooked meals, parties, field trips, hugs, diaper changes, good advice, smiles, hugs, wonderful friends and SO MUCH more. Pat, your kindness has touched us in so many ways. We will pray for and think of you every day. From one mom to another - you have taught me so much. I look up to you in so many ways and believe you have helped mold Ryan and Katelyn into who they are. We are all better people because of you. Pat - we love you more than words can say.
— Todd, Kristin, Ryan and Katelyn

Dear Pat, I am at a loss for words...I can’t thank you enough for all your love and care, friendship, support and teaching...there is no one else that can work the magic that you can. You have been fabulous with the kids, impacted their lives so much, and the same goes for your influence on me and Jeremy. You are forever in our life and in our hearts! We love you! Thank you so much!
— Jocelyn, Jeremy, Payton and Kelsey

Dear Pat, We could go on and on about the quality of your care that you have given our kids but the biggest praise and most important gift you have given our kids is your love. There was no better gift you gave them then the feeling of being wholly loved. There is nothing more important in raising little ones than giving them the feeling of self-worth, respect, and being valued. I know you agree because you do it and show it in a myriad of ways every minute of every day. We can’t imagine raising our kids without you, Pat. We love you!
— Cherise, Bill, Rachel, Claire and Nate