Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Finally decided to give in and write a passage about how my book got started. It took a bit, and I shed a few tears, but it's now complete, and available for anyone to read. You can scroll to the bottom of the blog and read all about it. If you have anything you'd like to share, please feel free. I'm all ears (eyes) :) .

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  1. How it all started brought tears to my eyes. You are a strong and caring woman...just like your mother. As a young child I looked up to you and wanted to be like you. Now that I am grown I still look up to you. You have taught me to be a better person. I have no doubt in my mind your book will be successful. You are brilliant, smart, and creative. You are beautiful both inside and out. I admire that about you. I am so proud to know you on a personal level. I am lucky to have you in my life. I consider you a friend, a family member, a sister.

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    1. Just when I cleaned up the tears from writing it, I get this!! Thank you, Melissa. You are definitely a kindred soul--one that radiates beauty to all those you come in contact with. Namaste.

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  2. Pretty, I don't know if I've ever heard everything I just read before, but if it is possible for me to admire the person you are now even more than I always have, I do. In spite of all the crap life has given you, you love it. You celebrate the silly an unique, remain positive and amazingly creative, and one of the most loving and caring people I have had the pleasure to know. I love you infinitely... You have always been my ray of sunshine. I love your mom for making you who you are (and for being "baby", whether you liked it or not) :0)
    You are wonderful.

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    1. It's people like you that make life livable. I am so blessed to know you, too, and am thankful for all the support I've had throughout my life. I am well aware that there are individuals who have suffered more than me, and there are those who have suffered less, but I believe we must all realize that everyone deals with strife in one way or another, and we are all here to help others, in any way we can. And so I thank you for believing as I do, for without people like you, those who have fallen might not have the chance to rise again.

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  3. Amy, I don't know how many times through my tears, I had to start doubt that she made the right decision and your dad... the look on his face that you were his daughter. I'd love to just go on & on but it's very hard throught my tears!
    You are a beautiful and smart women, mother & wife plus strong again and read your story....Your story I know so much about!! I remember the day your were born and how your mom knew without a like your mom. I miss her so much and the many talks/night long discussions we had. I can tell you that she was so very proud of both her children and she knew "You would be okay"... She said that many times but I never really understood.... I could never see life without "My Friend"! I'm sure she's looking down everyday!! My love to you always and Congrats, I can't wait to read/own "Renhala" Xoxo

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    1. And I want you to know of how often my mother spoke of you, as though you were her better half! She loved you so much and respected all that you had been through throughout your life, also. I am so thankful my mother had such beautiful friends that I could come to love as second mothers. Thanks so much for being a part of my life. You have no idea how much I treasure your laugh :)

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  4. After reading your reply...again I had more tears....Our early years just kept coming back. The things that your mom and I went through....Can't believe how things turned out...."Thank you" for keeping us part of your life!!!!
    How in my 1st post my words were jumbled up? Not sure how that happened but let's just say through tears & posting...anything can happen...LOL Here is what I wanted to say.....
    Amy, I don't know how many times through my tears, I had to start again and read your story....Your story I knew so much about!!! I remember the day you were born and how your mom knew without a doubt that she made the right decision and your dad... the look on his face that you were his daughter. I'd love to just go on & on but it's very hard throught my tears!
    You are a beautiful and smart women, mother & wife plus strong like your mom. I miss her so much and the many talks/night long discussions we had. I can tell you that she was so very proud of both her children and she knew "You would be okay"... She said that many times but I never really understood.... I could never see life without "My Friend"! I'm sure she's looking down everyday!! My love to you always and Congrats, I can't wait to read/own "Renhala" Xoxo

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  5. You and her both, were and are the most amazing people. Truly amazing. Almost out of this world at times, seeming angelic. The toughest and the nicest at the same time. Always caring more for others than yourselves, bringing smiles to all, and making the world around you a better place for everyone in it. I'm the luckiest one of all to have you both as family! I can never express how much of my heart belongs to you both. Renhala is and will be great! Love you always!!!

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    1. Anthony, I hope you know how much you're loved. Sometimes, when I break down and feel sorry for myself, I then realize that I'm not the only one who went through the pain, that someone else lost two beautiful people, too--my baby brother, a younger soul, who spent less time on this Earth than I. But, that's not to say you didn't live that time to the fullest. You are so full of life and a vibrance that keeps on chugging, who can resist loving you? I know I'm tough at times on you, but someone's gotta be watching over you, here, on physical Earth. We know who's got her eyes squinting elsewhere :)

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