Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Why do we love her?

Let me tell you some of the reasons we love our daughter in law so much:

Amy is happily married to my son Logan.

*She is a patient and loving wife and mother. Her children and husband ADORE her.

*She does not take offense easily. One day I was taking a family picture and I told her I needed to take it over because she was looking bored. As soon as that came out of my mouth, I apologized, but she said that it was fine, and told me she is happy we can be honest with each other. And now, whenever I take her picture, she says to me, "Mom, do I look bored?" and we laugh.

*She is kind to EVERYONE. When my mother was dying last year, she would come over and read the Ensign to her.

*She is very forgiving and never holds a grudge. She just blows it off by saying, "Oh, I don't think they meant it that way." or "Maybe they were just having a bad day."

*She has courage and determination. She has endured 2 failed In-vitro attempts but refuses to give up. Amy has faith that she and Logan will eventually have a baby.

Amy camped out on a mattress on our family room floor for 7 whole days after her last In- vitro attempt.

*She is happy and pleasant to be around, even when she is pumped with hormones from the In-vitro attempts. She amazes us.

Rachel, McKay's girlfriend on the left and Amy on the right.
Some people think they look like sisters.

*She is very patient with Logan's sense of humor. In other words, she tolerates it.
And she laughs.

*I love how she makes Logan's lunches everyday for him to take to work.
Amy, Logan and the kids. 2005

*I did not know Amy when her first husband left her alone with 5 little children. I know those were very hard times for her. She does not hold any anger or blame to anyone for what she went through.

*She knows how to have fun. Last December, all 7 of them were staying with us while their house was being remodeled. One evening, a favorite Christmas song of hers came on the radio. I told her to dance to it, and she did! Soon we were all dancing with her. Whenever I hear that song, I will think of her and see her dancing around our family room.

Have a wonderful birthday. We Love You!!!
I know it is July, but here is the song, just for you Amy!
(Ignore the words, remember, it is great to dance to :)
Crank up your speakers. Amy likes it loud.


logan heasley said...

I love this blog you made for me! You sure know how to make people feel special and loved. Thank you for all the nice things you said. I especially loved the christmas song. You have such a great memory. That was so fun in your living room that night dancing with you and the kids. Next time we'll get Dad to dance with us, ha ha! Thanks again for this wonderful blog, it means a lot to me. Love you both!!!!!!!!

grandmapeg said...

What a nice tribute to Amy on her birthday! You do a great job with personalizing each one of your family!

Kim said...

I have a feeling Amy and I would be good friends!! I can't wait to meet you and those cute cute kids! I hope you have an awesome birthday!

Kim :)

(Truth be told...I love that song, too! LOL! Too funny!)

Kim said...

Oh, and I was also going to mention how much Emily loved hanging out with your girls at grandma's! She loves to talk about that and how much fun they all had together!

From what my dad and Jill say about you, you sound like a really really neat person! This blog post of Jill's is such a nice tribute to you, too. Have a great day!!

Kim (again) :)

logan heasley said...

Thanks so much Kim. I can't wait to meet you too! I have heard so many wonderful things about you. My girls loved playing with their cousins. They ask when they are going to see them again. Thanks again :)

rachel said...

Dear kindred spirit Amy,
Happy Birthday! I want to tell everyone that I agree: Amy is such an amazing person and so much fun. And I can totally picture you dancing to that song...ha ha ha.

logan heasley said...

Thanks Rachel! Hope your doing well.

kelly said...

Yes, Amy is amazing. She is always kind and I have never heard her say a negative thing about anyone. Your family is very lucky to have her, Erin too!