It has taken me forever to think of what I wanted to say. I don't want this to be a sad post. I just want the memory of Amber to be a celebration of her life. Several of you have emailed me or left messages in the last few days rememberimg Amber. Bloggers that I have never met say they think of her when they see a sunflower or the color purple and that makes me happy :)
Amber was an inspiration to so many in her nearly 30 years on this earth. She loved life.
I can't believe it has been three years since I had a hug or an "I love you" from her sweet voice. I always wondered how mothers who have buried their children go on with life. We have to just get up out of bed each morning and put one foot in front of the other.
The only thing that gets me through the days is knowing that we will see her again one day in Heaven. I can only imagine the day that we will all be reunited again one day. To see her walk again! And I think will she be taller than me?
This picture was taken on my 50th birthday five months earlier. She was so happy!
Tomorrow Jennifer and Amber's best friend will be with my husband and I as we release purple balloons and watch them fly up into the clouds. I know Amber is going to catch each one ...