Tribute to Amy (read at Amy's funeral)
can I sum up so much of such a remarkable and inspiring person like Amy in
this time. I can't, but I will do my best. For me to say that Amy was the best
sister in law isn't enough. Because to me Amy
is more than that, she was and will always be my sister, and best friend.
I am so proud to say that Amy
was my sister, to have known Amy was one of the best things in my life. We
shared so much together, she was such a rock, even when she was the one who
was enduring the most hardship. Amy never got to have kids of her own,
but I learned so much about being a mom from Amy
because she was a mom at heart and loved my girls just like they were her own,
and they loved her just the same. Amy taught me to never give up, to laugh a
lot, to love, and to look at the best of every situation.
Amy's testament and faith in God never stopped, even to the very end. One
thing that Amy said to me just a few weeks ago was " our life isn't a
competition to see who can live the longest, but it's what we
with our time while we are here that is what matters
most." Amy may have only been 30, but she was so wise and
Amy did so much for everyone, she would ask to pray for other people and
their struggles, even when she fighting for her life, she was never
selfish. I can say that through many walks, and many talks, Amy
didn't complain about what she faced, she kept looking for the bigger picture.
She knew that God had a plan and she trusted Him in every second, and
every step of her life. Amy always talked about how strong and devoted to God
Jeff was in his fight, and she looked up to him. And Amy, I know that Jeff is
so proud of you right now for the unwavering battle
that you fought. You came out on top,
and won. I know that Jeff was just waiting and excited to welcome Amy home.
hard to think of a life here without
there will be an empty hole
in our family and in my heart with her gone. Amy radiated love, joy and
beauty, all the while being humorous and making us laugh as well. We
are lucky to have been touched by the beautiful messages that God put through
her. Being selfish, I want
to call her and tell her about something funny the girls just said, or just to
talk. But I know that she is in such a better place right now and she is just
waiting for all of us, and just as we will have so many stories for her, she
will have so many for us.
If I had to say what I though Jeff and Amy were doing right now, I would say,
that they were going for a good run, I am sure with a dog or some pet that Amy
has adopted, went fishing together, and then out for some Ice cream.
Amy won her battle with cancer because she never let it take over her. She
fought so hard for so long, and she is the most amazing, strong, inspirational
woman I will ever know, and I am so proud of you Amy. I
love you always and will miss you greatly.
What an unbelievable woman Amy
was and what an amazing man Jeff
was, they both truly emanated the love they had for God. Chuck and Marie;
mom and dad, who could ask for better parents.
I love you both.