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Sunday, August 07, 2011


Pat Passamonte

Amy, so sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


So sorry for your Loss Amy - My thoughts are with you....Thanks so much for sharing some of your thoughts with us


It's obvious from this comment board that you have a lot of people who care about you. As do I. Thank you for this poignant reminder, and for so honestly sharing your experience with us. I'm glad your dad is free, but my heart hurts for you and your family. Hugs to you.


Sorry for you loss Amy. Thinking of you.

Vivian Masket

I am so sorry for your loss, Amy. I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

Beth Proudfoot

I'm so very sorry, Amy. Thank you for this powerful reminder.


You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm definitely going to take pictures of me with the ones I love.

Kim D

Amy, I'm so very sorry. How like you that you'd be telling us to do something for ourselves when you are hurting. You have touched so many of us, and I hope you can feel our prayers lifting you up.


So sorry for your loss. Saying prayers for comfort for you and your family.


I'm so very sorry for your loss Amy. You and your family are in my thoughts and your reminder to take pictures with loved ones will not be lost on me. I am seeing my parents in a few weeks and will make a point to get some pictures with them. I usually get pictures of them with the kids but not with me.

Myrna H.

Amy - my heart goes out to you. I am sorry for your loss, words are often inadequate during times of sorrow, even for those of us who write. Thank you for this reminder.


First of all, I am thinking of you and your family now. I have followed your stories of him and his struggles the past few years and feel like I knew him in some way. And secondly, WOW, what words of wisdom yet again from you! I know I have posted this in the past, but you always say the most amazing things that hit me in just the right way. I always say those things to myself about being in photos and I never am. I am going to change that after looking at this precious photo of you and your Dad. You are beautiful together and I am also glad you have this photo.


Oh Amy.
Everything about this sucks.
Big old hugs to you...and if you need a place to come and eat away your feelings, I have a pan of brownies with your name on it.


I am so sorry for your loss.

And, you are right. Get that photo!

Pamela K.

(((((HUGS))))) I lost my dad one year ago this month and have been feeling the sting of our loss more lately. My heart goes out to you and your family. Thank you for reminding us to put aside our insecurities and capture an image of just us with the people we love.


I have been praying comfort for you during this difficult time. It is a wonderful and meaningful suggestion you raise.

Also, wanted to mention that you might not want to view "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" in a theater, but might be able to do it at home. Trevor and I went to see it last night (it was supposed to be an anniversary date night with my hubby, but it "didn't interest him") and Trev continues to rave about it.

The movie shows a scientist who is desperate to discover a cure for Alzheimer's because his own father has been decimated by the disease. Thus, he tests the drug on the apes.


So true. I have a photo taken with my mum before she passed (Alzheimers) 7 years ago. I shall cherish it all the rest of my days, not just the photograph but the memory of being with her at that moment will always be alive and in my heart. So sorry for your loss.


I'm sorry for your loss and thankful for you reminding me about getting in the pictures. So happy for you having one picture of you two.

Kate Ware

Oh, Amy. I wept when I read this post. I am first so sorry for your loss -- I lost my dad over 19 years ago, when I was 21, and there are still days it seems like yesterday. But what really made me weep was your sadness in not having photos together with just you and him. I lost my MIL last year, and she was a photo freak. I can remember so many times getting irritated with her, because she would come visit, and literally bring the camera downstairs with her first thing in the morning. Who looks good at 8am? And yet she's snap away, regardless of how you felt or looked, and I look back, and there are a few of those pictures I'm so grateful for. So this, coming on the heels of just watching your video over at the Big Picture Festival -- made me truly realize your meaning of the word cherish. And I would gently remind you to cherish the photo you DO have -- because, speaking from experience, I know that you see your dad in that photo as the strong, handsome, loving dad he was, and not as the disease that had taken over his body. And that is what is important, yes? Hugs to you, sweet one, as you and your family go through this time of grieving. Know that you'll be in my thoughts and prayers.


What a beautiful picture of you and your dad.

It made me think if I have a picture of me and my dad together. I do. But it's old. Next time I see him, I'm taking your advice.

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