Family Tradition

21 04 2012


Family, friends and great food.  Tonight, Amy is at home surrounded by all three.  Not just any kind of food but authentic German Cuisine from Metzger’s German Restaurant in Ann Arbor, MI.  It’s a family tradition that began as far back as she can remember.  Making the journey from Farmington Hills to Ann Arbor when she was a child could sometimes feel like endless hours in the car.  But when Amy took her first bite into a Schnitzel, well, she knew it was worth the trip.  And so tonight, that family tradition continues.  Amy, Don, Theo, Amy’s sisters Julie and Lisa, brother-in-law Dave, niece Emily, nephew Zach, as well as a few special friends, all gathered around the dining room table for this wonderful feast.  German Schnitzel’s, Bratwurst, German potato salad and sauerkraut filled the house with a festive smell.   Together they are making this tradition a part of Theo’s life that he too can one day share with his family.

Amy is resting as much as she can and enjoying visits with family and friends.  She is using all her strength to fight.   She needs our prayers and support more than ever and she continues to be humbled by how many wonderful people she has in her life and how much kindness is out there in the world.  We are all truly blessed to have her in our lives. 

On behalf of Amy and her family, we thank you for keeping Amy near and dear to your heart.

Keeping the faith,

Kristi Rugh Kahl




20 responses

21 04 2012
Julie Marcy

God bless her heart! I hope she enjoys every wonderful bite. Prayers are being prayed for her and her family! God bless! Julie from

21 04 2012
kerri daugherty

Thanks kristi. Amy please keep the faith. I’m am always. Here for you. I love you

21 04 2012
brian Murphy

JA WOHL!!!! Enjoy it all, Amy, the dinner, your family . . . and the love of all your friends———-Brian & Toni

21 04 2012
Sandy Sherman-Sarlund

What an amazing family! Amy know that you are surrounded by the love & support of everyone who knows you. As always, keeping you & your family in my prayers. Kristi, thank you for keeping us all updated.

21 04 2012

Praying, praying, praying!! For Amy and family! Thanks for the updates Kristi.

21 04 2012
Janice Domanski

Always thinking of and praying for you, Amy. Sounds like a wonderful day filled with love of family and friends- and who can beat a great feast around the dining room table. Terrific memories!

21 04 2012

What a great day this was! 🙂

22 04 2012
Debby Celia

Amy, I think of you often and continue to lift you and your family in prayer ❤

22 04 2012
Helene Rabinowitz

You are home my dear Amy.
. I am so very thankful that you are surrounded by and wrapped in the love of your family and close friends.

22 04 2012
Kris and Bill Ritter

This post brought back fond memories of trips that our family made to Ann Arbor from Farmington Hills. to enjoy German food,
We continue to keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

22 04 2012

We’re all rooting for you Amy…….sending love and prayers for you and your lovely family.

22 04 2012

Love ya Amy!

22 04 2012
Kimberly Brown

Oh YUM!!! Having grown up in a German household, this sounds like one of our regular celebraton meals. Grama grew up making sausage, sauerkraut, etc. So, our meals were a labor of love and a teaching time for the younger generation. Mmmmm, my mouth is watering just thinking back……
Amy, you are in my daily meditations, and deeply in my heart.
Blessed Be
Kim Brown

22 04 2012
Sheri Torch

There is nothing in this world as wonderful as having a great dinner with family. Wish we could be there to help support you and your loved ones.
We had a birthday dinner with Kelly and family yesterday, and little Addison (2 1/2 yrs) said, “Gramps, you have your Amy bracelet on.” You are always in our hearts and prayers. We love you……Mom & Richard

22 04 2012
Martha Ehlers

Kristi, thank you so much for the frequent updates. It was so good to hear about the warm and delicious dinner gathering yesterday; we hope that the happy afterglow still lingers. Amy, we are holding you in our thoughts and prayers each day. Love and hugs from Martha and Norm Ehlers

22 04 2012

Sending you Amy all my love and strength!!

23 04 2012

So glad to hear that you are home and with the ones you love and the ones that love you. You are always in my thoughts and prayers and will continue both that you remain strong in your fight. Enjoy that wonderful meal with all your loved ones.

23 04 2012
Dawn Sherman-Hixson

Its great that you are at home and surrounded with your family and friends. You have so many people praying for you. God bless.

27 04 2012

Hi Kristi and Amy and your family, I haven’t heard from you on the blog siince your wonderful food family and friends post.
Thinking of you and sending you smiles, prayers and hugs from my family to yours. We have never met but I’ve been following your blog for quite a while. You are an inspiration to me and so many others. Your love as a mother and wife is so beautiful to read about. As mom to a little one myself I know how precious this love is. I know you are having a hard and frustrating fight right now, and I wish you much strength in this. You have done so much to educate the world about hereditary and Stage 4 breast cancer. Please accept my love and prayers. (( big hugs))

29 04 2012

Reading about your family tradition with the German cuisine, it drives tears to my eyes… I promise to go with you there or get their food when we come to see you this June/July whatever happens or it takes!!
Our love and prayers are with you, Amy, Don, Theo!!!
Juergen from Germany

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