Tribute to Amy (read at the funeral)
and I had a very special bond. We had the kind of relationship where we
didn't have to say anything, we just knew what the other was thinking. When
Amy walked in the room, I always felt better. And I know she felt the
same way about me. It never mattered what we were doing, we just loved to be
around each other. I could always count on her to be there if I needed
her, or to laugh at all the stupid things I'd say or do.
have so many fun memories.
the time we fed her baby doll some Pepsi and it threw up sand. Actual sand.
That really freaked us out.
when we caught a bunch of bull frogs at a small local pond during a bike ride.
We brought them home and dad fried up frog legs in a skillet. I don't think we
actually ate them. So gross.
used to play poker for Easter candy in our bedroom. Neither of us knew how to
play poker, but somehow I'd always win. . . . But then I'd
give it all back. Well, most of it anyway.
boys would come to the house to see Amy, I'd tell them to leave because she
wasn't home, even if she was home. And she never got mad at me for that.
She always let me be her protector.
very difficult to not have her around. Amy was such a huge part of my
life. But it is comforting to see how she was an inspiration to so many
people. She had an amazing spirit. I miss her deeply.