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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:24 pm 
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I wanted to give the old timers around here some information about Amber, our former mod and still occasional visitor.

Amber's beloved Grama died last week after battling pancreatic cancer for over a year. Amber shared how much her Grama meant to her many times. Her Grama was like her mom when she was growing up. She was filled with regret for having taken advantage of her Grama during active addiction, but she had truly made up for her past wrongdoings. Even before Grama got sick, Amber was always over at her house, cleaning, fixing things, spending lots of time. After Grama got sick, and when she started to need round the clock care, Amber and her family stayed there 4 days/nights a week to help. Amber was with her Grama when she died.

Amber wrote this and read it at the Memorial service on Saturday:

I always knew I wouldn’t have you forever,
but the bond our hearts share, will never sever.
even though from this world you are now gone,
I’ll always hold a piece of you to keep me strong.
I promise to live my best every single day,
even when it’s tough I’ll contine the right way.
you once told me I was sent by angels in the midst of your biggest struggle,
a perfect little grandbaby to hold, love and snuggle.
from day one you kept me so very close to your heart,
unconditional love and empathy was just the start.
you’re the most amazing, strongest woman I’ve ever known,
something not usually realized until we are grown.
you showed me what it really means to be a fighter,
during your last days when all you could do was squeeze my hand tighter.
I’m eternally grateful for all our precious memories & time,
after I got my shit straight, mostly my life back in line.
now I’ll think of you each time the sun kisses my skin thru the breeze,
or when I think I’ve heard my name whispered by the leaves in the trees.
I’m honored to have been there when you drew your last breath,
peaceful & majestic is the only way to describe your actual death.
rest in peace always,
I will see you again someday.

Amber always assumed that losing her Grama could send her back into active drug abuse, but instead of being in denial when her Grama was sick, she faced it. She said what she needed to say and heard what she needed to hear. By the end, Amber prayed for Grama's earthly life to end because she was in such pain. She said goodbye over a series of months. Now Grama is at peace and Amber is at peace. One gift Amber was given around the same time as Grama's diagnosis was her pregnancy with Sullivan, who is now 10 months old. This baby has filled the house with laughter and joy, along with his older brother Samuel. Sully is a happy baby and has the cutest belly laugh!

Anyway, I just wanted to let some of you long-timers know how she is doing. If you can send her positive prayers and thoughts as she mourns I'm sure she would appreciate it.

Amy

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:34 pm 
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Even though Amber, I never knew.
I will send my thoughts and prayers along your future journeys,
standing right before you.


I'm not a very good poet! lol
Good luck Amber
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:58 pm 
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Well God bless Amber..
She is/was a force here for me and many others. She was a Great Mod too. She took no crap.lol

Been following her a bit on the blog. Sne has done amazing things in her clean life. So sorry to here she lost the person who there was so much love for.

With her family growing i am certain she will be fine!!!!

Thanks for sharing this Amy....



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I wanted to share Amber's blog post about her Grama's death. Here is a link:

http://almostoneyearclean.blogspot.com/ ... l?spref=fb

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