A year on…. dear Amy

Today is the first anniversary of our beloved Amy’s untimely passing and somehow we have survived  without her physical presence. Though not here in person she is forever in our hearts and always in our thoughts. There have been some very  precious times where we have had chance to remember her in very special ways, these have sometimes been sad but always comforting as we have been together as her family.

Wishing she was still here but knowing that she lives on in her precious boys, her name emblazoned on the Portreath Gig boat and softly painted on the Pre- School play house. Oh Amy you are so loved and so missed and today is bittersweet as we all share our love for you and hold you tightly in our memories. To you our darling girl we send our love and gratitude for the blessing your life has been to us.

Amy And Me


I am posting again a copy of the poem my dear Dad wrote in 1991 which sums up what families are all about. I am so blessed to be part of this one.

The Family – By John Martin

Family feelings, family ties,

Family welcomes, family goodbyes

Family outings, family treats

Family greetings, family meets,

Family joys, family sorrows,

Family lendings, family borrows

Family quarrels, family strife

All these, a part of the pattern of life

Celebrating Amy 

Family visits, family walks,

Family trials, family talks,

Family deaths, family births,

Family sadness, family mirth,

Family secrets, family pride,

Family small, family wide

Family parties, family fun,

Something of interest for everyone

Mummy's Stones

All our love for Amy

All our love for Amy


Our Family Memory Day

Our Family Memory Day

Family engagements, family marriage,

Family push bike, family carriage,

Family homes, family gardens,

Family blame, family pardons,

Family heirlooms, family wealth,

Family sickness, family health,

Family music, family song,

Moving the family journey along

Fun on the Beach
Blessing the Amy Shaw

Family history, family tree,

Laid out for everyone to see;

But the family asset that strongest will prove

Is the wonderful feeling of true family love

Amy and her lovely boys

Sending our love to heaven

Sending our love to heaven

 We love you Ayms


About alicesapplesofgold

I'm a mother and grandmother, though not so old, and live in one of the most beautiful places in the country, Cornwall. fortunate enough to live by the sea I never want to be too far away from its sight and sound. I love music, words, painting, life, my family, my friends and most of all my faith. I live on the same roller coaster as everyone else but love to encourage others, support them when they're struggling and most of all want to have made a difference to the world by the time I leave it. I believe faith is an intimate part of everyday life and seek to relate the ordinary to the divine. It is the encouragement of others that has brought me to this point.
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