Yes, I have a sad heart. It happened last night at the stroke of midnight. I realized that we had entered 2013 and that Amanda wasn’t there to enjoy it or the future that she most certainly would have enjoyed. I am sure that this New Years would have been a good one for her as she had friends to hang out with. If she had only known in her life what we now know in her death.
Being up at Whistler, I thought about and saw things of so much beauty that I want/wanted to share with both my kids. Now only 1 will enjoy. We can document and hope that somewhere, Amanda will see the pleasures. She always wanted to go back to Whistler. If Amanda had overcome her sadness, this would have been the first Christmas in 3 years that she would have spent with me. I know she was here in spirit as I didn’t cry at all or much during Christmas or Boxing Day or a few days past that.
It’s been a busy kind of day. The life of social media. I woke up to my phone ringing and it was the a talk show with CFAX 1070 on the island that wanted me to come on air to ‘talk’ at 2 pm. They called. I talked. I think that lots was covered in the sort time I spoke. It’s too bad that it wasn’t recorded so that people who work could hear it later. But then again, maybe there is.
I also talked with a reporter from the Tri-City News and I heard that there a mention also on Global TV News early this morning. At least maybe the message will continue to spread about social media and the perils of it.
My Christmas tree is still up. I haven’t the motivation to take it down yet. It means putting away pieces of Amanda as the tree this year was decorated in memory of her. I will keep some of my favourite snowflake decorations out. I posted on my FB for others to do the same. It is a way to keep Amanda in all our hearts year round.
I am still connecting with adults and kids about bullying and mental health information. I am so amazed at how many people have been and are affected. Some are getting help, some are waiting for help. I really feel sad for those that continue to wait for help. I feel really happy for those on the road to recovery.