Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hi Amy!

One year & 4 months after my Mom died, Daddy married Amy. It was a minor scandal, although lots of people told me about how a man with a happy marriage usually remarries quickly. Mostly I was just glad that someone was making him happy since I couldn’t be there myself.

It was a bit rough at first. They were like teenagers – and, seriously, who needs to see your parent immersed in puppy love? No one, that’s who! Now they’ve calmed down a bit – although they’re still a little on the too sweet side for me.

Today is Amy’s birthday, & I decided it was time to introduce you to her. She makes my Dad laugh. A lot. She rode a motorcycle up until the last few years. She went to school for her Master’s degree after her children were grown & taught at the school for the deaf – the special needs kids! She is NOT a woman to be messed with! She has a smart mouth. She teaches Sunday School.


But, mostly when I think about Amy I hear music. She & Daddy met in a singing group – the Joymakers. And they make beautiful music together. When they’re not doing slapstick. Or making doe-eyes (ick!).

Happy Birthday Amy!

12 comments:

  1. Hi Amy! Happy Happy Happy Birthday!

    What a sweet story.

    Wow, Missy DanaBug, you are a wonderful daughter! And much more grown up than I think I could be (but I'm learning!). Your Daddy and Amy are very blessed to have you.

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  2. "She & Daddy met in a singing group – the Joymakers. And they make beautiful music together."

    Perfect! :) And a very sweet tribute.

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  3. You're very noble. It's not an easy thing to see someone new in your Dad's life, apparently replacing your Mom.

    There was a sad case in my family where the widower had to choose between a wife and his only daughter who opposed the marriage. He gave up the woman. Several years later he became ill and passed away untimely.

    Happy Birthday to Amy!

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  4. Happy Birthday to Amy :-)

    I think that's actually a very difficult thing to accept, even when you like the person, but you took a great attitude about your dad remarrying. Plus, it sounds like he married a very special person...

    and then managed to find another after he had lost her. Your dad is very blessed man.

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  5. What no pictures!! That would be hard to deal with but I think whatever makes the person happy is what counts. I feel that way about girlfriends of my son....it is his life. Happy Birthday to Amy!

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  6. My mother died age 56. My dad met somebody about 8 months later and, although they never married, they had a lasting partnership until my dad passed on age 72.

    I was only to pleased that he had somebody with whom he could share the rest of his life.

    Many happy returns of the day Amy!

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  7. It's great your dad found a new love to share his life and she sounds like a really interesting lady!

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  8. Thanks for the nice comments folks. My dad said that at their ages they didn't want to wait longer than absolutely necessary & I can see his point. I did suggest that they could live in sin & just not tell me, but they didn't buy that. They're all conservative that way.

    Brenda - I added a picture. I was at work when I posted this so I didn't have any available.

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  9. This is such a sweet story and I wish her a Happy Birthday. I know that we all deserve to feel companionship and happiness and I am glad your dad found his.

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  10. Your Dad is a lucky man to have found love twice. It's wonderful that you are so supportive of him.

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  11. That's a really good photograph you've added. They are a good-looking couple and look very happy together.

    I wish them both a long, happy and healthy life.

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  12. My mother never remarried after my father passed away and today I am very sorry that she did not. She was very lonely on her own. So Bug, I am very happy for your Dad. Children living their own lives just cannot fill the vacuum left by the departure of a spouse. I hope you will grow into not only a goog, but a loving relationship with her.

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