Dirty Dishes

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  1. Rosemary says:

    Amanda, you are such an excellent writer. You have the gift of turning words into feelings and feelings into tears. You always make me cry. That’s not a bad thing—-each tear reminds me to pray every hour for you and Joe and Baby Mira. It is the highest compliment a husband can give a wife for him to say, “I want you to remarry.” That means you have been a fantastic wife, a beautiful person, his best friend, his treasured lover, his everything. And he loves you too much to let you spend the next 70 or so years grieving over him. He wants nothing but your happiness. What a great love you are sharing with the rest of us. Please keep writing. And I’ll keep crying and praying. Deal?

  2. Susi says:

    It’s so easy to see the glass as half empty and find things to complain about…I love reading your posts Amanda and you’re always in my prayers. Thank you for reminding me to count my blessings!

  3. Anne downs forsythe says:

    Oh Amanda my heArt breaks for the three of you. What you are going thru no young person should have to endure. You are so right to remind us to not complain and to live in the moment…. Enjoy the small things as well as the big. I pray that you are blessed with millions and millions more of small and big moments. Know that we are team Joe, team Amanda, team Mira and team Clark, we love you guys. Praying that scan is good, sending good juju’s as aunt Barb would sY, and lots of hugs. Xoxo

  4. Sheri says:

    Perspective is everything. I am so sorry for your pain.

  5. Janet says:

    Please! Not yet……..it’s still not over and I still pray for a fairy tale ending. Much love

  6. Hi Amanda, I know this sounds strange but, really everything you are going through is exactly what I went through 5 years ago. The only thing difference is that I was lucky to have been married for almost 40 years. I know it seems impossible that someone married as long as George & I, could sound like you & Joe. When you write about you & Joe & all of your ups & downs, I relive everyone of them with you. Life is so cruel! Why should a beautiful young family have to go through that! My Mom always said that GOD only gives you as much as you can handle, i could never understand that & I still can’t! What I say to you now is leave those dishes & enjoy your life with Joe & Mira! I keep you & your family in my prayers & pray everyday for a Miracle. If anyone deserves a Miracle, it is you, Joe & beautiful Mira!
    JoEllyn Grandinetti

  7. sarah says:

    I love and appreciate how real this post is so much. Praying for your family.

  8. Dan Wallensack says:

    Amanda people who never have had to face serious adversity will not and probably could not know how lucky they are! People like you and I have a complete perspective of life and are much better people for it! You don`t know how good good is unless you have bad to compare it to!

  9. dewittjenni says:

    Holy crap that’s heavy and so true. Perspective is everything. Health is so easy to take for granted until it’s ripped from you. Thanks for saying what needs to be said. Love reading what you write.