The first week of December, our lovely redheaded girl Ammy was diagnosed with Lymphoma. She remained true to herself - sweet and strong - through Chemotherapy treatments and other therapies, but sadly, we had to let her go last Thursday. The Lymphoma had taken over her body and the kindest thing for her was to let her go. Needless to say, it was one of the hardest things her "dad" and I have had to do.
For those of you who knew Ammy and/or knew her through the blog, you know what a happy girl she was. It's in keeping with her lovely nature that I have a request - please don't post this to your blogs. I know it would be done out of love for her - but I know she wouldn't want a lot of sadness spread among the blogs. One of her most endearing traits is that she just could not stand to see anyone sad and would do her utmost to try to spread good cheer. If you do want to honor her memory, I'll share with you what I shared on FaceBook: just be nice to someone. Cheer someone up. Show some kindness. Do it when no one is watching and don't tell anyone. That is the spirit of my Ammy and one of the most important things she taught me.
Amber was the perfect puppy to Stormy, she taught Zim that life is worth living, and was the very best kid sister Dave could ever hope for. She was truly one of the dearest, sweetest souls my husband and I have ever had the pleasure to know and love.
Thank you for listening - Storm and the boys will be back to blogging soon.