My cousin asked me what it said on Grampy’s red shirt, the one he had worn in our New Year’s picture. She could make out that it said “Amara” on his shirt but what did it say under that? This is the story.
After many years together Grampy and I were married May 7th, 2005 when Amara was just 15 months old. Jenna was my Maid of Honor, Grampy’s Dad was his Best Man, Justin gave me away and of course, Amara was our Flower Girl, and of course, she stole the show. She had already stolen our hearts.
We planned to honeymoon in Sedona, Arizona for a few days as I had always wanted to go there. We would take a side trip from there up to the Grand Canyon. In doing my research on where we might stay, I was amazed to find they had a place there called the Amara Resort Hotel & Spa. It wasn’t even a year old and I had never heard of anything or anyone else called Amara. I had already found another place in Sedona that I wanted to stay and to be honest – this really didn’t look like our kind of place. Just a bit too posh but I knew I wanted to go there. At least try to see if we could get some souvenirs or something from their gift shop. Something that said Amara on it. Surely, they would have a gift shop?
They didn’t but they had the greatest General Manager who was just as surprised to find we had a granddaughter named Amara, as we were to find a resort with her name. While they didn’t have a gift shop, he did let us purchase some staff shirts in red and white and a couple of baseball caps all of which had “Amara Creekside Resort, Sedona Arizona” embroidered on them.
Staff shirts seemed so perfect since we already knew we would be her staff whenever she was at our house!
Amara looked so cute when we got home modeling our shirts and caps!
We don’t wear the shirts very often but Grampy always wears one of the red ones in our Christmas or New Year’s photos!