Happy Birthday, dear Sarah!
Many of you will remember Sarah, but for those that don't she was a blogger, tweeter, friend, confidant, warrior, and most importantly, she was a mother, wife, and daughter. I could keep going listing all of the titles she held, but you get the picture.
I'll never forget the days I "talked" to Sarah via our blogs, twitter, and facebook. I'll never forget meeting her face-to-face, hugging her neck and spending time with her here in Oklahoma. And, I will never forget losing her.
Spruce Hill Farm (Sarah's blog which is there, but not like it used to be)
When they visited Oklahoma they stayed at The Pioneer Woman's lodge, and we had a shootout.
Twelve days after I was diagnosed with breast cancer, she left all of her pain behind as she left this world to be with our Lord.
Several people wrote blog posts remembering Sarah.
Ree – The Pioneer Woman
Mary Beth Volpini
Susan – Toddler Planet
Her friends and family were able to have a celebration of Sarah's life, which I couldn't attend. Her amazing husband, Paul, was very kind. He sent me a box of head scarves, bandanas, chocolate from the celebration of her life, our photo and the program for that day. I wrote about that box here.
I kept those head scarves and bandanas for a while after my hair started growing back because I am a sentimental soul. I couldn't pass them on, not yet. Then one day I received a text message from our daughter-in-law saying that she had a friend that was just diagnosed with breast cancer. The time was right for me to box them up, and pass them on. I think Sarah would be glad to know that she is still helping others.
I did keep the head scarf that Sarah is wearing in that photo. That one is going to be framed with our photo together.