Who would have thought that choosing a purple colour for the heart on the new bracelet design would be so tough. Everyone who knows me knows that making choices are one of the things that can be difficult. Now faced with so many purple choices … wow!!! I had the help of my friends and a friend of Amanda’s who helped narrow down the choices and we made a decision. It was the easiest way to do it.
The poem below came across my Facebook today. I read it. I cried. I smiled. It made me sad but happy at the same time. Yes, i do feel signs of Amanda surrounding me. She gives is definitely giving us all strength to move ahead and continue sending messages. There are messages all over that need to be told. So many young people are still be hurt by the same things that hurt my Princess Snowflake. We all want to help to make a difference. Over the past week, I have learned that it’s not only about bullying and harassment. It’s about mental health awareness and making others aware that it happens to anyone and it’s not something that should be laughed at or ridiculed. If we could all take life as it is and be supportive (instead of judgemental), then the world would be a better place. ** I so want those who harassed, bullied and made fun of Amanda to know that what you thought was fun and games ended up hurting someone who was fragile and easily hurt.** MY QUESTION TO THEM IS STILL – DID YOU LEARN A LESSON? I no longer have my daughter that I can share future years with because she was weakened by others. Amanda was also taken away from her brother. I can (however) share moments now with the friends of Amanda’s that choose to still contact me and come by to visit. Thanks to S for coming with me to the mall, helping me take down decorations and hanging out in my kitchen. It was a fun and interesting day and Amanda would have liked to know that you are still being a great friend. Amanda, if you ware watching down on us, continue to give us signals that we are doing the right things that you wanted us to do in order to keep spreading your message to ‘make a difference’.
Love always to my baby girl .. Mom xoxo