Amy Lynn Hunt

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My Mom was half adopted, so I'm learning about biological family, lots of "Mc" Scots Irish there, love learning about Waldo family! So much was recorded, I'm so grateful! English/Swedish/German on my paternal side: Hunts, Andersons, Bachs. Some "newer" names: McBath/McBeath/McBeth, Chosen by Wilsons/Raders through adoption. It's nice to see people we look like, finally know where that nose or chin comes from! :0)
Loves books, music used to (some of these things are in the past, it's hard to not hope for a miracle though!) taking photos of people who hate having their photo taken, to show them how beautiful they are to everyone. The complete strangers who truly keep me alive by making me laugh are my current heroes; more sort of life-long heroes: Corrie Ten Boom, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Amelia Earhart who constantly inspire me to be brave. To believe in Truth, to truly love my neighbor and to occasionally swim against the current.
Currently enjoying podcasts "Fly On the Wall" with Dana Carvey and David Spade and "Literally! With Rob Lowe" - highly recommend for a dose of the medicine of laughter.
Please always feel free to be in touch with questions, advice, only funny insults... ;0) I'm here to help if I can. This place has brought me a lot of solace, peace, and occasionally smiles, for which I'm so grateful.
I have always believed, to quote my Mom, that we are walking around now in our "Earth Suits", and that there is life after this one. My personal faith says a lot about this, but it is absolutely actor Martin Short who taught me the most *practical* advice about death. In his Memoir, he talks about the importance of three things - First, of "continuing the conversation". He talks about still speaking with his beloved wife after her passing, and remembering what she would surely say in response. Second - Keep saying their names! I agree. I missed saying so many names of people I love who are gone, missed giving them silly nicknames and putting their names in completely incongruous songs :) . Say it, not in hushed tones, unless that is what brings you peace and or comfort.
The third is this - and I believe Martin took some of this from Henry Scott Holland's poem about death - our loved ones are not gone, they are only "in another room". This is the hardest, for me at least, to fully grasp, but it's so wise.
Link to full poem: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/death-is-nothing-at-all-by-henry-scott-holland

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edited update i have lost most of the vision in my right eye, so I'm trying (& failing miserably ;0)) to limit screen time, be kinder to my eyes. For now this should not affect my ability to keep researching and answering questions. If that should change, i'll update. *Thank you* to this very unique community for your patience and kindness. Grace + peace, AmyLynn.

My Mom was half adopted, so I'm learning about biological family, lots of "Mc" Scots Irish there, love learning about Waldo family! So much was recorded, I'm so grateful! English/Swedish/German on my paternal side: Hunts, Andersons, Bachs. Some "newer" names: McBath/McBeath/McBeth, Chosen by Wilsons/Raders through adoption. It's nice to see people we look like, finally know where that nose or chin comes from! :0)
Loves books, music used to (some of these things are in the past, it's hard to not hope for a miracle though!) taking photos of people who hate having their photo taken, to show them how beautiful they are to everyone. The complete strangers who truly keep me alive by making me laugh are my current heroes; more sort of life-long heroes: Corrie Ten Boom, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Amelia Earhart who constantly inspire me to be brave. To believe in Truth, to truly love my neighbor and to occasionally swim against the current.
Currently enjoying podcasts "Fly On the Wall" with Dana Carvey and David Spade and "Literally! With Rob Lowe" - highly recommend for a dose of the medicine of laughter.
Please always feel free to be in touch with questions, advice, only funny insults... ;0) I'm here to help if I can. This place has brought me a lot of solace, peace, and occasionally smiles, for which I'm so grateful.
I have always believed, to quote my Mom, that we are walking around now in our "Earth Suits", and that there is life after this one. My personal faith says a lot about this, but it is absolutely actor Martin Short who taught me the most *practical* advice about death. In his Memoir, he talks about the importance of three things - First, of "continuing the conversation". He talks about still speaking with his beloved wife after her passing, and remembering what she would surely say in response. Second - Keep saying their names! I agree. I missed saying so many names of people I love who are gone, missed giving them silly nicknames and putting their names in completely incongruous songs :) . Say it, not in hushed tones, unless that is what brings you peace and or comfort.
The third is this - and I believe Martin took some of this from Henry Scott Holland's poem about death - our loved ones are not gone, they are only "in another room". This is the hardest, for me at least, to fully grasp, but it's so wise.
Link to full poem: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/death-is-nothing-at-all-by-henry-scott-holland

~*~*~
edited update i have lost most of the vision in my right eye, so I'm trying (& failing miserably ;0)) to limit screen time, be kinder to my eyes. For now this should not affect my ability to keep researching and answering questions. If that should change, i'll update. *Thank you* to this very unique community for your patience and kindness. Grace + peace, AmyLynn.

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