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I don't know what you all might think of this but I've found that if I talk to Amanda out loud, if I email her or private message her on facebook, I sometimes get a response. A few months ago I…Continue
Well, today was a day I'd been dreading for awhile. Taxes. Amanda was the organized one in this relationship. She was the secretary/file management/bill payer/clerical/personal information specialist…Continue
This weekend I went to Amandas moms and Amandas sister was home with her two kids. Isaac (3 years old) and Alana (3 months old). Alana is partially named after Amanda. Alana Nicole, Amanda Nicole. It was the first time I met this baby and the first thing she did when I looked at her was smile and coo and gurgle. It was like she knew exactly who I was. Yeah, I might have gotten a little emotional at that.
Later, Samuel and I went outside so he could swing. He is 17 months old but has…Continue
If you live on the coast, there are certain precaustions you have to take for hurricane season. Those of you who live on the west coast have to prepare somewhat for earthquakes. Here in the southeast we have to be ready for tornado season.
And those of us who have lost our beloved sometimes know ahead of time there will be days that will shake us to the core. Birthdays, anniversaries, holidays whatever. Most of the time its seems to be just us crying with those around us rolling their…Continue
There is something that happened right after Amanda died that I've hesitated to tell on here. Partly because it's very special and very personal, but mainly because it's too hard to talk about. But for some reason, today, that little voice is really on me to tell it, now. So here goes.
On February 20, 2010, Amanda had a misscarraige. Only 12 weeks and she knew something wasnt right. We went to the emergency and walking in the door she went into labor. They took her on back while I…Continue
I have a decision to make.
The decision is simply do I stay or do I go? We live in an area with an ok school system (but not the best) and both my family and Amandas family live almost an hour away. We live where we live because of the proximity to Amandas job. That is no longer an issue. The next town over has one of the best school systems in the state, and it's also where my job is located. We talked several times about eventually moving so Samuel could go to school there. In fact…Continue