Amy…We Love and Miss You!

6 05 2020

Some days it feels like forever since we heard her laugh, saw her smile or read the words she so loved to write. And then there are days when we can feel her right beside us. But there are never any days that someone, somewhere isn’t thinking of Amy and how she touched their life. While it’s hard not to focus and remember the day that our Amazing Amy got her angel wings – and even harder to believe it’s been 8 years today, 5/6/20 – the true beauty of remembering Amy is how she lived!

Our dear sweet angel Amy, we remember…and you will NEVER be forgotten!

AMY TINA RAUCH NEILSON  11/29/68 – 5/6/12

   

Theo is really growing up! Not just in age (he will be 15 in August) but height too!
He loves playing hockey! Don and his wife, Melinda, are doing an amazing job
raising him.

Amy would be very proud of the young man he has become!

1st Day of High School – Sept 2019

Very proud of Theo!! He got most improved
award from his coach for the season.
It’s a glass award that is etched. He is holding it.

 





Happy 50th Birthday Amy

29 11 2018

November 29, 2018 – Amy’s 50th Birthday!

As most of you know, Amy LOVED her birthday and she LOVED sharing her day with as many as possible.

Not only did she love being the center of attention that day, she would start on November 1st and tell everyone that, “it’s my birthday in 28 days”!  And the count down would continue each day until her special day.  But she deserved it.  Amy also made sure that when it was someone else’s birthday, she would send a card, email, text or call.  She’d even sing to you if you’d listen.  And of course you would; she delighted in making others smile and laugh.  I know all of us would do anything to see her smile and laugh, especially today as we celebrate Amy’s 50th birthday and share memories of her AMYAZING personality.

Amy’s 15th Birthday – 11/29/1983

11/29/1983

Amy’s 40th Birthday – 11/29/2008

Happy 40th Amy!

Happy Birthday in Heaven

On the day we celebrate your birthday on earth, we thank God for you were born.

Today, we miss you terribly. We grieve in the presence of friends and family who cherished you. We celebrate your life, even in death.

On these commemorative events when you should be here with us, allowing us to give you birthday presents, we miss you even more.

Below is a picture of Amy sending off a lantern on her 43rd birthday.  It’s heart breaking to know that that was her last birthday here with us but to honor her 50th birthday this year and extend our love up to her in Heaven, we will be sending Amy 50 lanterns. Happy Birthday Amy!  You are missed more than you could ever imagine.  And if we had just 1 birthday wish, it would be a stairway that reached up to Heaven so we could bring you home.

We love and miss you Amy!  Happy Birthday!

Amy sending off a pink lantern for her 43rd birthday! 11-29-11

Today is my birthday
Celebrate my life with you

And remember the good times
Not the bad and
Do not be sad;
Look up towards the sun
And catch every ray of light
Upon your cheek.
For I am there with you.


Today is my birthday
Be happy for me
I lived short, but full
I had the pleasure of love
And the joy of my family.
Do not be sad
Look up towards the stars
And catch each twinkle
In your heart.
For I am there with you

Today is my birthday
My legacy is not wealth
Or mighty belongings,
My legacy is you and your life.
Spend it wisely and carefully
Guard it always
Do not be sad
Feel the wind on
your face
And in your hair
And know that I loved you
For I am there
with you in your laughter
And in your hearts.

Today is my birthday
Learn to live again without me,
Take my strength with you
For you are not alone.
Do not be sad
Feel the rain on your face
Feel all life’s treasures and
Know that you are alive!
At each step of the way
I will help you
For I am with you always
Until we meet again.

Today
is my birthday…





Amy…Forever in our Hearts and Always on our Mind

6 05 2018

Some days it feels like forever since we heard her laugh, saw her smile or read the words she so loved to write. And then there are days when we can feel her right beside us. But there are never any days that someone, somewhere isn’t thinking of Amy and how she touched their life. While it’s hard not to focus and remember the day that our Amazing Amy got her angel wings – and even harder to believe it’s been 6 years today, 5/6/18 – the true beauty of remembering Amy is how she lived!

Our dear sweet angel Amy, we remember…and you will NEVER be forgotten!

AMY TINA RAUCH NEILSON  11/29/68 – 5/6/12

2018 Race for the Cure – Amy’s still remembered and her picture made the news on WXYZ Detroit

Don and Theo are doing great!  Theo loves playing hockey and playing with his dog!  Amy would be very proud of the young man he has become 🙂





5 Years – Too many without you

6 05 2017

Some days it feels like forever since we heard her laugh, saw her smile or read the words she so loved to write. And then there are days when we can feel her right beside us. But there are never any days that someone, somewhere isn’t thinking of Amy and how she touched their life. While it’s hard not to focus and remember the day that our Amazing Amy got her angel wings – and even harder to believe it’s been 5 years – the true beauty of remembering Amy is how she lived her Dash!

Our dear sweet angel Amy, we remember… 

AMY TINA RAUCH NEILSON  11/29/68 – 5/6/12

How will you live your Dash?

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Never Forgotten…We miss you AMY!

6 05 2016

There are no words to express how much Amy is missed.  Each of us grieve in our own ways but we are one when it comes to missing her and wishing just one more time to hear her adorable laugh and sense of humor, see her infectious smile and read her uplifting and incredible words.  Amy loved more than anything to be with people, share her stories with others and listened with a kind and loving heart.  Her adorable son Theodore was her world and she loved being a mom. She also loved being a wife to Don and little sister to Julie and Lisa. While each of us will take a moment today to reflect on what Amy meant to us in our own lives, her passion for life and living it to the fullest keeps many of going forward each and every day.

Our dear sweet angel Amy, we remember…

AMY TINA RAUCH NEILSON  11/29/68 – 5/6/12

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live laugh love

Created by Don and a great reminder of what Amy would want all of us to do 🙂

LIVE every moment, LAUGH every day and LOVE beyond words!

 AMY’S BLOG STATS!!!!!

I found this chart today, 5/5/16.  Incredible how many lives were touched by Amy and still are EVERY DAY!  Below are the number of views Amy’s blog received each month since she started this in May 2009.

To date there have be over 326,000 views by over 46,000 visitors to her site.  On 5/7/12 there were 9,348 views….so many saddened with losing her.

Months and Years

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
2009 864 795 777 887 790 811 944 918 6,786
2010 966 1,169 1,272 925 803 757 294 146 308 185 171 233 7,229
2011 3,649 28,244 17,745 9,358 12,930 7,399 11,401 7,774 6,268 10,083 8,066 12,967 135,884
2012 11,150 8,667 15,660 11,772 34,977 4,126 2,389 2,832 3,462 2,603 3,788 3,519 104,945
2013 4,056 2,340 3,482 3,831 6,312 1,830 2,503 2,150 1,876 2,577 2,702 3,226 36,885
2014 2,485 1,562 2,567 1,731 3,130 1,286 1,189 1,149 1,060 1,242 1,454 1,715 20,570
2015 973 929 1,002 1,014 1,465 707 630 768 608 934 1,102 672 10,804
2016 715 770 649 666 113 2,913

stairway to heaven

If I could visit heaven
even for a day
Maybe for a moment
my pain would go away
I’d put my arms around you
and whisper words so true
That living life without you
sure is hell to do
No matter how I spend my days
no matter what I do
No morning dawns or evening falls
When I don’t think of you.

Do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.





HAPPY 47th BIRTHDAY AMY !

29 11 2015

Today we celebrate Amy’s 47th birthday.  As each of us celebrate her in our own special ways, I know she’s smiling ear to ear and embracing all the love and wishes coming her way.

AMY HAW PIC2

Don and Theo are doing great!  Below is Theo celebrating his 10th birthday in August.

theo 10th birthday 2  theo 10th birthday 5

Theo’s love for hockey continues.  He attended his first Red Wing’s game and is playing goalie on his own hockey team.

THEO 11-2015          theo hockey 2015

Not a day goes by that someone, somewhere isn’t thinking of Amy and remembering all the joy and laughter she brought to each of us in her own loving and unique way.

She is gone but NEVER FORGOTTEN!

I would imagine this is how Amy would want us to feel:

POEM 1

Even though I know many of us feel this way:

poem2222

 

But today, Amy’s special day, let’s celebrate her AMYAZING life and send her endless love and wishes for a Happy Birthday!

We love and miss you Amy! xoxoxoxoxoxo

HAPPY 47TH BIRTHDAY!!





Our Dear Sweet Angel Amy…We Remember

6 05 2015

There are no words to express how much Amy is missed.  Each of us grieve in our own ways but we are one when it comes to missing her and wishing just one more time to hear her adorable chuckle, laugh at her silly sense of humor, see her infectious smile and read her uplifting and incredible words.  Amy loved more than anything to be with people, share her stories with others and listened with a kind and loving heart.  Her adorable son Theodore was her world and she loved being a wife to Don.  While each of us will take a moment today to reflect on what Amy meant in our own lives, her passion for life and living it to the fullest keeps many of going forward each and every day.

Our dear sweet angel Amy, we remember…

AMY TINA RAUCH NEILSON  11/29/68 – 5/6/12

amy-hawaian-pic    flowers  flowers2   family pic 5  cardinal

live laugh love

Created by Don and great reminder of what Amy would want all of us to do 🙂

LIVE every moment, LAUGH every day and LOVE beyond words!

stairway to heaven

If I could visit heaven
even for a day
Maybe for a moment
my pain would go away
I’d put my arms around you
and whisper words so true
That living life without you
sure is hell to do
No matter how I spend my days
no matter what I do
No morning dawns or evening falls
When I don’t think of you.

Do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE NEILSON’S 2014

25 12 2014

It’s hard to believe another year has gone by. Don and Theo are doing great and have had a year of growth, love, and learning. Theo is doing fantastic in school and really loves playing ice hockey. He’s growing leaps and bounds and has a delightful personality. Don is an AMYAZING dad and doing a great job raising their THEODORABLE! Not a day goes by that Amy isn’t thought of, loved and talked about. So many of her wonderful traits shine through Theo and Don continues to keep her memory alive with stories of their life together.

Here are some pictures of the past year. Hope you enjoy them.

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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AMY - THEO HOCKEY GAME 10-2014 THEO HOCKEY

AMY - THEO LEGOS 9-2014 3803 PIECES 9 MTHS  theo science project 2014

theo squirrel 2014 AMY - THEO BOATING 6-2014

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christmas tree 2014 don and theo 2014

amy family

 

 

 

 





WE REMEMBER YOU

29 11 2014

Not a day goes by that Amy is not thought about or showing a sign she is near. Today is Amy’s 46th birthday and while she is not here to celebrate with us, I know she’s celebrating! Many of us have daily thoughts and signs of Amy, sometimes when we least expect them but a blessing to get them. I wanted to share a few of my special signs that Amy is with me everyday on my morning commute to work. I travel south on Woodward from M-59 and just north of 13 Mile Road, I pass Pasquale’s Restaurant. AMY PASQUAlES Amy and I would eat there after her Chemo treatments. It was one of her favorite restaurants and she would always order eggplant parmigiana! Continuing on Woodward I pass Beaumont Hospital. While this brings out sad emotions, it again is a sign of time I got to spend with Amy. She was a trooper when she was admitted overnight and would turn it into a sleepover with a friend. Continuing on and without fail, every morning I get stopped at the 29th traffic light from M-59 south on Woodard. Why is this significant you ask? The 29th is Amy’s birthday! I feel like she is saying good morning to me because at this traffic light when you look to the left of the light, there you see it, the Cardinal Court Apartments sign with a picture of a red cardinal. Every time I see a cardinal, I know it’s Amy saying HI !! AMY CARDINAL COURT APTS 2 Next to that complex, is an IHOP! Those that know Amy, know that she LOVED breakfast! While these signs are bitter sweet, I know Amy would want all of us to celebrate her life and remember how much she touched all of our lives in her unique, funny, loving ways. She will never be forgotten and today we celebrate her on her 46th Birthday! I hope you will continue to see signs of Amy and share your stories with your friends and loved ones of how she touched your life. While she was only here for a short time, she made a huge impact on so many.
Amy and yellow blanket AMY…small name, big impact!
AMY HAW PIC2
HAPPY 46TH BIRTHDAY AMY !

Not a day goes by that someone, somewhere isn’t thinking of Amy and remembering all the joy and laughter she brought to each of us in her own loving and unique way.

AMY….WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU – EVERYDAY
XOXOXOXOXO
Love and miss you girl!
Your forever bff, Kristi Rugh Kahl

The song below is a new release by Trisha Yearwood. I’m sure when you read and hear the words, you will think this song was written right from your own heart. Amy, we remember you!

I REMEMBER YOU BY TRISHA YEARWOOD
https://www.trishayearwood.com/wired/yahoo-music-artist-spotlight-trisha-yearwood-i-remember-you/

I can picture you, like a photograph
I can see your smile
I can hear your laugh
No I don’t have to look back
I remember you

When I’m all alone
You’re all around
I tell you things, yeah I talk out loud
Ever since you left the ground
I remember you

You can ask the sun
You can ask the moon
Every day that goes by
I remember you

And even when
I close my eyes
Like a dream, you come back to life
I can’t escape your love, your light
I remember you

You can ask the sun
You can ask the moon, yeah
Every day that goes by
I remember you

And I know some day
Only God knows when
I’ll touch your face
And I’ll breathe again
And life goes on, so until then
I remember you

Yeah, I remember you
Mmmmmmm
Every day that goes by
Oooooh
I remember you





AMY’S WALKING ANGELS 2014

19 05 2014

What counts is that we’re together in this, and we’re in this together! These were Amy’s words from her Race for the Cure post in 2011. How right she was! The tradition of Amy’s Walking Angels continues on Saturday, June 7, 2014 to walk in honor of our Amyazing Angel Amy!

Here is the link to register.  Team name is Amy’s Walking Angels – Mollie Finch.  Tuesday, May 20th is the last day to join our team  but you can register as an individual the day of the race and still walk with us.

http://www.active.com/donate/detroitRFTC14/amyswalkingangels2014

Amy’s Walking Angels Fundraising Page
In Loving Memory of Amy Rauch Neilson
Please join us on Saturday June 7, 2014 for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure as we walk in loving memory of our dear Amy. I know I speak on behalf of so many when I say how much she is missed each and everyday. She was an inspiration to us all and continues to be, so let’s join together and inspire others to help find a cure for breast cancer. Let’s help make a difference so no one else has to lose a wife, mother, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, daughter, or dear friend like we all did when we lost our Amy. Together let’s make our Amy proud as I know she will be there in spirit leading HER TEAM! If you are unable to walk please make a much appreciated donation for this amazing cause in Amy’s memory. I know together, AMY’S WALKING ANGELS will make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.

In Loving Memory of: Amy Tina Rauch Neilson Your Team Captain, Mollie Finch molliefinch81@yahoo.com

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