Amanda

In Loving Memory of Amanda

Guest post by Bethany Horst: A life well lived leaves a legacy of faith and hope. I fondly remember my niece, Amanda. Quiet, joyful, tender. Restrictive Cardiomyopathy didn’t keep her from enjoying the simple things in life. Going out for Lunch A week after Amanda’s RCM diagnosis we went out for lunch together. “Why can’t …

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Patchwork of Memories

This post is about two special projects that friends and family contributed to in memory of Amanda. The flower garden and memory quilt. This weekend it’s a year since we moved to the city while Amanda waited for a heart transplant. Sadly two weeks later she suddenly died. Amanda chose the pattern and was collecting …

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Amanda’s Old House

Guest post by Rebecca Weber: I am carrying a basket of clean clothes, nearing the senior residents’ entertainment room, when I hear it. Familiar music prances to my ears. I set down the laundry basket, lean against a nearby door-frame, and listen. These words by Stuart Hamblen are riding along on the notes: “….Ain’t got …

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Summer of the Horsts

Guest post by Lois Reesor: How do you go about making new friends? Sometimes in very unexpected ways and unusual circumstances. Rumors about the Horst Family We first heard of the Horst family through a friend whose son was participating in a counselling course which Amanda’s Aunt Bethany was also a part of. Whether their …

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Changing Seasons

It’s now three months ago, on the first day of summer, that our precious Amanda went to be with the Lord. Although we moved back to the farm in August it still feels like we are just now entering a new season in life even as summer is overtaken by autumn. Since we’re back we’ve …

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Until Eternity, Farewell

A tribute by guest writer Sarah Martin: Three hours to the southwest of us, a drama unfolded while we slept. Urgent request, please pray for Amanda was the message from Galen on our church’s What’s App group. At the same time, Patricia had written, She’s not responding. We called an ambulance. These messages came around …

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