Apr 8, 2013

G is for...


My niece Amy was welcomed into the presence of God this afternoon.  

I know that her Heavenly Father was there as Amy ran up to him, laughing, singing, dancing; things she could not do on earth. He welcomed her home and she no longer is in pain.

She was 31 years old but appeared to be much younger.  Amy had Rett Syndrome and could not speak, feed herself, or do most of the things we take for granted.  Dr. Rett who discovered the condition which bears his name said:
"They feel all the love given to them. They have a great sensitivity for love. I am sure of this. There are many mysteries, and one of them is the girls’ eyes. I tell all the parents to look at their eyes. The eyes are talking to them. I am sure the girls understand everything, but they can do nothing with the information."
My sister, Cheryl, Amy's mother, did look at Amy's eyes. In fact, she taught Amy to blink once for yes and two for no. Cheryl, her husband, Bill, and my other nieces, Tessa and Emily, and my nephew James had devoted their lives to making Amy's life as normal as possible and oh, how they loved her.

Amy was in the hospital on her birthday on March 9. They celebrated her birthday together as a family on Saturday.

My little sister, Georgi, was there with the family as Amy peacefully passed from this world into heaven.  She said,

"I think my sister, her husband, and their kids are the bravest, strongest people I know. I love them so very much."
She is so right. If they come to your mind, please say a prayer for them.

My sweet, precious Amy -- we were so blessed to have you in our lives, if only for a little while.

                                            Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. 
Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,
and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. 
Do you believe this?"
John 11: 25-26


  1. Thank you so much for this sweet tribute, my dear sister.

  2. I wish you peace in these sad times, in my own special way I am sending a prayer to you, Amy, Cheryl, Bill and all their family and friends.

  3. Hello, Valerie. I'm so sorry to hear about your niece. Amy was beautiful. Wishing you and your family peace and comfort.

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  4. Yes, I believe everything that Jesus taught! My condolences to you and your family, Valerie! And your right having Amy with you and the family for the time that God allowed her to be with you was a blessing! And that is something to be thankful for! Peace unto your family! God bless everyone!

  5. Sorry for your loss. I'm glad she is whole and happy and that one day we will see her again. Keep the faith sister.

  6. My condolences to you and your family. May the Almighty give you the strength to bear this.
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  7. I'm sorry for your loss. This is a wonderful tribute to a lovely soul.

  8. This was a beautiful story. It's always hard to lose someone we love, but you've definitely gone into it from a good strong viewpoint of love. I love the picture at the bottom, Amy looks so happy. :)