Over before they even began. (Soaps.com)

Welcome to Amy’s “One Life in a Week” for January 9 -13:

It’s Friday the 13th, and I sit here writing my final “One Life To Live” blog with a very heavy heart, one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do as a writer. As the weeks ticked by it wasn’t until Monday January 2 that reality truly set in, and I realized that a show many love, and have loved for almost forty-four years, is coming to an end – and is not migrating online. I can’t bear to discuss this past week’s episodes, as it’s too hard knowing they won’t resume next Monday. There will be no more wishing a repetitious storyline would wrap up, no more laughing at the outrageous words that come out of Roxy and David’s mouth, no more falling in and out of love with various couples, and amongst many other things, no more Johnny McBain – not in Llanview anyway… sigh… I’ll have to tune in to see Michael Easton on General Hospital to get my fix.

Since working at Soaps.com, from the summer of 2006, I have covered four soap operas – “One Life To Live” from the very beginning. I grew up watching this soap, which has remained my favorite and has always been an escape for me. I would tape the show when I was at school and later when in college. In 1994 I had my first child, my second in 1997, and became a stay-at-home mom. Cleaning, cooking and even the kids’ naptime revolved around that one hour in Llanview… now it’s gone. Fans, I feel your pain.

I want to thank all of the actors who have given us so much throughout the years. Even those characters we loved to hate became a part of our everyday lives. Soaps.com readers… Thank you from the bottom of my heart for tuning in each Friday to hear me rant about my likes and dislikes of the week, and sharing your thoughts on the show, for visiting the site to chat with other fans about your favorite characters and storylines and for trying your hardest to save a show we will never forget. We can continue to place blame in many different areas but what’s the point. ABC can take away our show, but they can never dissolve our memories or our plans to keep the show alive…