Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Memories and I Spy

Today you would be 24 years old. I miss you every day because I think of you every day. No matter what I'm doing, something reminds me of you. It makes me happy more often than sad that I got to be your mom. I was so lucky to have known you and will always remember your laugh, your smile and your beautiful face.

This week's hop is special for me. Amanda would have been 24 years old. It seems impossible that it's been almost 8 years since she left us. In some ways it was yesterday, but in others, it was a lifetime ago. Almost as if another person lived it. So I hope this helps some search their archives and find those images that give them the most joy in photos. Join Dazee and me and share your photos with us. The following are mine.



This was typical Amanda. Her smile and sense of fun was always first and foremost.

Since she also loved making others laugh, this was not unusual.

Aren't they the cutest little things? This is one of my favorites of all four of them when they were young.

You are looking at one of the last images I have of her. See how beautiful that smile is? It made all your troubles melt away.

Your Choice

These are my living kids. They are still the most important things in my life. As you can tell, they feel the same way about smiling and having fun like their baby sister. I think she was sent here to teach all of us that no matter how bad life gets, a smile can make your day.

Next week's categories are "Rusted" and "Your Choice".


  1. She was a beautiful ray of sunshine. Love her smile.

  2. I'm so so sorry. Your daughter was beautiful, what a smile. I bet you miss her every day.

    What a lovely tribute to her.

  3. I love you!

    Rest in peace, Amanda. You will forever be missed!