Monday, April 30, 2007

32

Amy would have been 32 years old today. We miss her dearly. I have to say that I thought a lot about Ame yesterday. Knowing it was my last Sunday at Antioch I had so many memories that came flooding back to my memory. From her Sundays at the piano, leading worship to our very wedding ceremony which took place in that very sanctuary. I have so many great memories and so much to be thankful for.

Yesterday we sang "We Will Dance" during worship and it talked about Heaven. I envisioned Amy and so many of those saints who have gone on before us, singing and dancing before the Lord. That put a smile on my face and a tear in my eye. I long to join them.

Thanks again Ame for a fabulous journey. I enjoyed every minute...even the rough ones.

9 comments:

Jen said...

What a day this is for you I'm sure.
I can't even imagine all the memories and thoughts that go through your mind on a day such as this. Keep those memories alive as long as you live!!!

Sandi said...

WOW! As I read your post, I could feel the love and spirit of Amy in your church celebrating her day.

Thank you for sharing your faith, experiences, strengths, hopes, dreams, laughter and tears of they the love you and Amy shared with each other and love for the Lord!
And now your new journey FOR the LORD, and with Jennifer and the gang! We love you Chad!

Most of all I want to say Thank you for your honesty and tremendous faith.

violet said...

What a beautifull blog!

Jeni Carmichel said...

What a blessed surprise to flip to my anopendoerr bookmark and see Amy's picture! I couldn't help but cry. I know that I didn't get to visit with you all very often, but I always enjoyed my time with Amy. I do miss her very much. If you don't mind, I would like to share my most favorite memory of Amy.
We were all at the celebration of Jackson and Mia, and Amy and I were sitting right next to each other. Amy was holding Katie-Rae and I will never forget her beautiful voice singing Blessed be the name of the Lord. I just listened to her sing those words knowing that she was going through such a hard time. I love how much she loves the Lord! She lifted my spirit then, and continues to do so every time I think of her.
Thanks for the post!
Jeni

Anonymous said...

A beautiful remembrance for a beautiful angel !!!!!!

We Love and Miss Her Too !

Soon the butterflies will flutter and I will think of her by God's throne.


Blessed Be !

Glenda Northcutt and Family

Anonymous said...

I still choke up every Sunday morning when I look at the piano and Amy's not there. Amy, you are dearly loved and will never, ever be forgotten. I miss you!

Anonymous said...

I'm sure this must have been a
very sad day for the Barnard family
also. I just pray a complete healing and a joy in the remem-brance of their very special
daughter.

Anonymous said...

AFTER READING YOUR BLOG, IT SOUNDS AS THOUGH YOUR LOVE FOR AMY WILL NEVER GO AWAY..A LOVE LIKE THIS ONLY COMES ONCE IN SOMEONES LIFE TIME...THERE WILL BE OTHER LOVES BUT NONE LIKE YOUR FIRST ONE....I KNOW I HAVE BEEN THERE..OF COURSE YOU LOVE AGAIN...BUT IT IS NEVER THE SAME AS THE FIRST ...JENIFER MUST BE A VERY STRONG WOMAN AND SECURE IN HER OWNSELF, AMYS' SHOES WILL BE HARD TO FILL....GOOD LUCK TO BOTH OF YOU AS YOU VINTURE INTO A NEW LIFE...GOD BLESS....

Anonymous said...

Amy had a heart of gold! She was always so much more concerned about others! She was so loving,gentle and kind! I have never met anyone like her! She was a reflection of the Proverbs 31 women! What A beautiful person! I can only imagine yours and emrie's loss,but my heart also deeply aches for Gary and Ann as they were such a vital part in amy's life and raising emrie, my heart goes out to them as you and emrie are starting aknew! God bless the barnard/doerr family during this time!