I was just with a friend tonight who is retired. She said the days just go so fast. I thought about that comment for a bit and asked myself it that were true. I came up with the conclusion that yes, days go by way to fast. Since it’s approaching the 10th of this month in a couple of days. How did the 5 months go by so fast? Is Amanda’s Legacy message of not being a bystander and helping others being listened to?
I was at a viewing of the Bully movie again tonight at the Jewish Community Center in Vancouver. This time the movie had sub-titles. By reading them, I picked up more messages I missed the first two times I watched the movie. The same feelings of anger and hurt were present. There were people there I had met at the other showing of Bully in Vancouver at the beginning of February. I have been in touch with Kirk and Laura Smalley. Love the things they are doing with their Stand for the Silent campaign. Wanna find out more about it…
I feel better not really being on my computer 24/7 for the past few days. But still the mad rush to catch up. I have done this blog. I have read FB and Twitter. Just haven’t gotten to my emails yet. Many to read and answer. I will post another past blog.
I know many of you enjoy hearing the Amanda stories. Here is one for you … when Amanda was a toddling youngster, she must have been about 2 1/2 to 3 years old, she didn’t sleep much and she loved to climb. I would find her hanging upside down on the rails of the bunk bed in her room. She used her bunk bed to do gymnastics routines. (oh, forgot to mention she also dabbled in gymnastics when she was younger but got afraid of the heights on the balance beam) So on weekend mornings, Amanda would wake up really early. She usually was hungry when she woke up. I kept the cereal in the pantry but the cookies and other snacks were always in the cupboard above the stove. Well darling Amanda would drag the kitchen chair to the counter, get on the counter, then stand on the stove and go through the cupboards. When I came downstairs, I would find her munching away at the cookies with that grin on her face and of course crumbs everywhere. It wasn’t so much the cookies but how she could have accidently turned the element knobs of the stove on and then stepped on them. So that now meant that before bed every night, I had to take the knobs off until she learned not to climb on the stove. 😦 It was really a funny sight and a good story to tell.