Living for You

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  1. Michelle says:

    I have followed your journey every step of the way, even though I don’t know you. I feel like I do though and I cry as I read your blog. You are an amazing writer, amazing mother and you were an amazing wife. I love that you are choosing to live FOR HIM. I will be celebrating my 42nd birthday on Friday and my daughter will be celebrating her 14th birthday. We will both raise our glasses and say “cheers” to Joe on our shared birthday! XOXO Michelle and Ava (Carmel, Indiana).

  2. Marianne Dickey says:

    Your eulogy emcee and grace inspires me Amanda! Mira is so lucky to have you for a mom!!!!!

  3. krysten says:

    So beautiful and powerful. My heart aches and my heart smiles all at the same time. ❤️

  4. kathryn says:

    beautiful. peace and love to you…xo

  5. Gretchen Poulson says:

    I, too, am a widow. Taking my ring off is a struggle. My husband has been gone for 5 years, and I still wear it. Grief is such a crazy journey. Thank you for the bravery you show in sharing your journey.

  6. Sue McKay says:

    So beautifully written and all those words came from the heart, the one you gave to Joe and the one he gave to you. He also gave you the grace and strength to move forward, life does go on but with life you take all those memories and cherish each and everyone and someday Mira will get to hear them and understand how much Joe loved you first then her.

  7. Mo says:

    I think, although you say you weren’t thinking about it, that it took a lot of courage to remove the ring. He isn’t there but each thing you move past takes you further into this new life that you didn’t ask for. I pray for you and am inspired by you <3

  8. Lisa Latimer says:

    I have to say, this is exactly how I feel. I lost my husband 2 months ago. I do wear his wedding band around my neck and I just dont ever want to forget him. He was my best friend that I will ever have and I miss him. Thank you.

  9. So extremely proud of this step into your future! You do have a future! Not always an easy one but a future!