Colleen's Journey

Back to One

When my days of life have ended
And my time on earth is done
I’ll lay my weary head down
And turn my face towards the sun.
I’ll hold a thought of you, dear,
As my heartbeats slow to none.
I’ll carry your love and laughter with me
On my journey back to One.

-Pam Donison

Quick Background: Pam is a good friend of Colleen and the girls. She started out as Colleen’s attorney and quickly become a friend and confidant through the legal process and her battle with ovarian cancer. Pam sent us this poem yesterday. The subject of the email was- “From Colleen.” This is what her email said: “Early this morning I was awakened with a poem — i had no idea why but it poured out already composed — and I feel certain Colleen was sending this to you…. I’m honored to be the messenger and please know I am holding you all in my heart. ” We are so grateful for Pam and her calming spirit. This poem was a sign that Colleen is ok. It has provided a tremendous amount of peace for the girls.

  • Kathy Ulrich

    Beautiful. Thank you, Pam.

    Kathy Ulrich

  • Carmen R. Ribodal

    God bless you girls!

  • Sue Erhard-Knick

    Thank you Pam, gracious words are a honeycomb,sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16:24 Your lovely mom ‘s wonderful smile will be missed but her spirit goes on through all who love her,God Bless

  • Barb Nicholas


  • Ardie Larkins

    To each of you I send my love and hope that the memories you have of your incredibly special mother, mother-in-law and grandma will bring you a sense of peace and joy. Pam’s poem certainly shows Colleen’s ability to continue to reach out to others. You are loved,

  • Shannon Erhard Miller

    May the peace of God be with all of you

  • Michele Meraz Guido

    Danielle and Sisters,

    I am so deeply sorry. My family has been lighting candles for your Mom at church since 2007. Your Mom’s beautiful eyes and smile will live forever.

  • The Nyaberos

    A remarkable wisdom from a special spirit!

  • Lorraine Gomez Brown

    I am one of Colleen’s classmates from St. Mary’s High School. I alway’s remember Colleen for her beauty and her smile. My prayers for all her family and friends during this journey.