When Andi married and moved away I missed her a lot. The sound of her voice, the little conversations we had, knowing what she was doing, where she was going, when she would be home . . . all that ceased abruptly one day. Even though Andi is missed, Amanda was here so even though the house became quieter- it was not silenced. Amanda and I have since traveled to Washington DC together, We have cleaned the house together, smashed, created photo books, sewed, blah, blah and blah together. I kinda got used to the conversations we had and hearing her sing as she hung out at home. Now it is quiet.
The upside is that I can chew my gum as loud as I wish, but I sure do miss Amanda's smiling face and positive outlook on everything. Good thing she is close enough to come home during college breaks. Miss YOU, Amanda!