“I have always been one who is attracted to good, kind people with good hearts. This is even more important to me now. Life is too short to be around people who are not the kindest of people.”
‘Never, ever let anyone dull your sparkle.’ This is not only Pam’s motto, but also advice she would shout to the rooftops to her 20 something self! Known as a fun, loving, honest, and kind woman, and her virtues have remained steadfast, never wavering throughout her lifetime. Pam is respectful to all, while loving herself in the process. These are values modeled and taught by her mom and dad; she misses them both every day. In their memory and honor, Pam lives fully each day, sensing they are walking alongside her. She has always resided in the same town, where everyone not only knows your name, they knew your dog’s name as well. As one of five sisters known around Sherwood as the “Sweet Peas,” growing up in a small town is a life treasure for Pam.
Pam’s absolute love for her sister with special needs, along with struggling as a student in school herself, sparked her desire to work with students with special needs and learning challenges. She had remarkable teachers in Sherwood. Notably, in her high school senior year, Pam created a peer counseling group after a tragic death by suicide of a classmate. This group was recognized by local media. The project was sparked by her compassion for others and wanting to help others in a time of need. Present day, Pam is living out her dream of being a mom and living in the moment, sparkling, making memories with her family and surrounding herself with kind people who possess good hearts. She finds solace in the sky, admiring God’s beautiful artwork above and is always eager to start a new day to cherish the mundane and unexpected that life brings.