This blog's purpose began as a way for me to keep everyone updated regarding donations and to relay messages from Amy's family, but it's also been a huge part of my healing process. It's been a big help to me as I've been dealing with the grief of losing one of my closest, best friends - someone I considered a sister.
With that being said, I would very much like to share some of the pictures from our bittersweet trip. We embarked on a journey with Amy's parents and siblings visiting landmarks for what Massachusetts is best known for. The weather was beautiful - albeit hot at 90+ degrees F. Besides the sightseeing, it was therapeutic getting to speak to other people that know and love Amy as I do. I'll admit, I finally feel some closure. The only thing missing was Amy. I would have loved to have seen her home, her town and her city through her eyes.
Mike and I have plans to return as time and money permits. But I am truly grateful for the warm welcome by Amy's family and the experience altogether.
|Arrived in Massachusetts!|
|Amy's Beloved Lake by her Home|
|It's HENRY! Look at the cute puppy face!|
|Amy's beautiful Marker. We added some color with an Angel my Mom made. It includes tulips, Amy's favorite flower.|
|Amy's Bench by the Lake placed by Amy's neighbors in Loving Memory.|
|Plymouth Plantation - look at that beautiful coast line!|
|Plymouth Rock. I expected it to be a lot bigger than what it was!|
|Beautiful scenery by Plymouth - the Mayflower was out for restoration so we didn't get to visit that.|
|The sign says it all|
|We walked the oldest road in the U.S. that's still in use!|