When you don’t expect something, it usually takes you by surprise.
As my friends have witnessed, this Christmas has been a hard one. For some reason, missing Amanda has been harsher this Christmas and it is the third one. It was only today that I have started thinking about shopping for gifts for my family.
The months of October and November have been hard for me emotionally. December with Christmas has been even harder. So today I ventured out with the traffic and the people. I went to Chapter’s which is a bookstore for those not from Canada.
As I was wandering around looking for things to possibly buy as gifts, a woman came up to me and asked if I was … I knew what she was meaning. She apologized for interrupting my shopping and disturbing me. I reassured her it was okay. She then thanked me for sharing Amanda’s story and helping so many others out there. Especially girls. She has noticed many more girls and families coming forward and seeking help after being victimized by others (boys and girls). That is a good thing. That is why there is Amanda’s Legacy —–> ‘The Dream of Helping Kids’. This lady also noticed the strength of Amanda’s message in her video. The one that stated to others – ‘EFF OFF’. I have said that all along but it sure felt good to get it validated by someone else.
This is for you Amanda. #SayItWithSnowflakes