In Defense of Amy
When I first met her, she was fresh out of Penn. Amiable, talented, and intelligent, I began seeing other attributes that would eventually precipitate and solidify our bond besides teaching: painting, interior decorating, art, food, clothing, movies. I used to tease her about “hanging-out” with us “old ladies” as many of us have fifteen to twenty years on her. But that’s what makes Amy so special–if there were any issues with our age differences, it was never manifested. Her parents, Jerry and Lainey, did well.
If she happens to be in the area, I know she’ll call or stop by. If someone’s ill, he or she can be assured a visit. If you tell her something in confidence, she will not gossip or betray–she’s a genuinely good person–truly compassionate and kind. We could all learn a lesson or two from her.
So when I read negative comments about Amy and her new husband, Patrick Kennedy–I become agitated and annoyed, immediately taking up her defense. Should we be judged on the sins of our fathers as Patrick has? Haven’t we all made mistakes that we’d love to bury? If you are without sin, go ahead–cast the first stone!
Amy Petitgout met a man, Patrick Kennedy, at a fundraiser during a period in her life when she was feeling a tad vulnerable, and Patrick himself was recovering from addictions and the loss of his father, Ted. Yeah, it’s that simple: boy meets girl, they fall in love. It’s as simple as that!