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Old 01-13-2013, 06:20 PM   #91
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You are very sweet, thank you so much. Janet B, who started this thread would have been there with her. She returned home today.
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I want to add my heartfelt condolences. An incredible DIS friend of mine died December 30 and I had been so worried about her, no one IRL knew to contact me and tell me. I had been asking everyone for prayer on my thread I was so worried. She had a 10+ year battle with cancer and had an upcoming trip to WDW.

Several people directed me to the community boards to see if this was my friend. I didn't know Sarah, although I am truly sorry about that. She sounds like a BEAUTIFUL lady, both inside and out and I wanted to say I am genuinely sorry for the loss of your beloved friend. How wonderful she touched so many lives, she was truly an incredible lady.
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I want to add my heartfelt condolences. An incredible DIS friend of mine died December 30 and I had been so worried about her, no one IRL knew to contact me and tell me. I had been asking everyone for prayer on my thread I was so worried. She had a 10+ year battle with cancer and had an upcoming trip to WDW.

Several people directed me to the community boards to see if this was my friend. I didn't know Sarah, although I am truly sorry about that. She sounds like a BEAUTIFUL lady, both inside and out and I wanted to say I am genuinely sorry for the loss of your beloved friend. How wonderful she touched so many lives, she was truly an incredible lady.
So sorry for your loss as well you can honor your Dis friend here as well. Sarah was lovely absolutely. We know she has a fellow DISer in Heaven with her now
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So sorry for your loss as well you can honor your Dis friend here as well. Sarah was lovely absolutely. We know she has a fellow DISer in Heaven with her now
Yes, our dear Sarah has a few DISers in heaven - makes me smile when I think of them sharing memories and watching us plan...and cha cha change.

My sweet friend Judy (Nana2Tots) crossed unexpectedly in 2011 and very dear Dawn (fairykin) in 2009 (on my birthday, though indie not find out until a few days later) from complications from the H1N1 flu.

It is always a reminder how grateful I am to have met such dear friends - and how important it is for us to connect beyond the boards.
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Yes, our dear Sarah has a few DISers in heaven - makes me smile when I think of them sharing memories and watching us plan...and cha cha change.

My sweet friend Judy (Nana2Tots) crossed unexpectedly in 2011 and very dear Dawn (fairykin) in 2009 (on my birthday, though indie not find out until a few days later) from complications from the H1N1 flu.

It is always a reminder how grateful I am to have met such dear friends - and how important it is for us to connect beyond the boards.
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Smiling and thinking of Sarah this morning. The girls want to go back to GF cafe!! They were chatting it up about the "Worms in Dirt" dessert they had, and Sarah had told HRH she has never had that but it sounds yummy I think I spent more time texting Sarah pics of the girls and the GF that meal than eating
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Janet I am so very glad we went together, I am only sorry I had to go to work

It's funny you mention driving to the memorial...for this is when it truly struck me that she was gone...I had a song on the radio that touched me...and I thought of Sarah, smiled...and cried...It's supposed to be more of a love song, but Sarah was just that..a shining light, and she just had a way!

And my Janet, it made me smle to see her pictures and how she transformed Jon into a Disney addict as well You and Sarah are so similar...your neverending love and friendship...no matter what is happening in your life, always there for me

I really have no family other than hubs, and the kiddos...I had a horrible childhood, and I am proud of who I am now...but my greatest gift has been you ladies here. My "computer family". HRH knew exactly who Sarah was when I told her my friend passed away. Yes, our Sarah touched my little Princess (like Kook, Janet, Christine) with her stickers...and she would mail HRH postcards from GF on her trips...I wish I were a better friend sometimes...reached out more, saw her more. All summer we talked about a BBQ...but the kids were sick, and I didn't want to change Sarah catching any germs with the Chemo. Right now I picture her smiling, sitting at the RPC with tea and scones....with all our other RC Angels...

God bless Jon, Cynthia, and Stephanie, and thank you for welcoming Janet and I last night...it means SO much to me, and Sarah will always always be in my heart.

Sorry I was all over the place, I am overwhelmed I suppose....but I can't reinforce enough to keep Sarah's memory alive and like Janet said "Pay it forward" and live for today, and love with all your heart!!!
Pas, was so very grateful you were with me that night, it does not matter you had to leave for work And love the Billy Joel lyrics, Sarah did indeed have a way about her.

And you know you and your family are part of me and my family....and that I will always be there for you


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sarah was a really special person. i always enjoyed reading her posts. she was such a positive person and had a real way with words. she was also very diplomatic. she could point out something realistic but she would do it in a way that never sounded negative somehow! i remember her as friendly and very welcoming to everyone.

sarah had a way about her that always made me really take in whatever she had to say. i always valued what she had to say and looked forward to her answers to my questions. i felt that she and i had similar tastes and likes, and i always felt that if she liked something, chances are, i would, too. she seemed so knowledgeable without a shred of being a know-it-all. she was always happy to share her opinions but somehow never seemed opinionated! she just had that gift that few of us have.
bethclayton....you described Sarah perfectly ....she was all those things and more...

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I am sorry to read about your friend. Prayers for all who knew her and were touched by her.
Thank you very much for posting..I'm sure her family appreciates all the prayers..

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You are very sweet, thank you so much. Janet B, who started this thread would have been there with her. She returned home today.
Kook my friend, thanks so much for posting the pix on the thread...

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I want to add my heartfelt condolences. An incredible DIS friend of mine died December 30 and I had been so worried about her, no one IRL knew to contact me and tell me. I had been asking everyone for prayer on my thread I was so worried. She had a 10+ year battle with cancer and had an upcoming trip to WDW.

Several people directed me to the community boards to see if this was my friend. I didn't know Sarah, although I am truly sorry about that. She sounds like a BEAUTIFUL lady, both inside and out and I wanted to say I am genuinely sorry for the loss of your beloved friend. How wonderful she touched so many lives, she was truly an incredible lady.
blessedmom4....Than you....Sarah was truly special and a lovely person inside and out. So sorry for your loss as well...

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Smiling and thinking of Sarah this morning. The girls want to go back to GF cafe!! They were chatting it up about the "Worms in Dirt" dessert they had, and Sarah had told HRH she has never had that but it sounds yummy I think I spent more time texting Sarah pics of the girls and the GF that meal than eating


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Old 01-18-2013, 03:16 PM   #101
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Dear Friends,

I returned Sunday from a special trip to the World with friends that all “met” on the DIS boards… a trip that was to include our dear Sarah. Although she wasn’t with us in person, she was definitely with us in spirit. Her presence was felt many times ….at the GF Café, where Linda (Grumpy Grandma) & I had breakfast (Sarah loved the GF and breakfast in the Café), at MK, on the Haunted Mansion ride (one of Sarah’s favorite rides), and during wishes that evening (Sarah loved wishes). Already posted here by WDWKOOK, we also paid tribute to Sarah with our Orange Bird picture. KOOK, who had dubbed the OB as our official RC mascot, started the picture tradition which was picked up by Sarah last September.

We had a milkshake toast to Sarah at -- all of places … Prime Time 50s -- perhaps not the most genteel place – but as it’s all about family and fun – believed this concept fit well, as these ladies with me have come to be family, a feeling that extends and is shared by all the ladies on the RC thread.

On the trip I was trying to think of something to do to honor Sarah, to go with our Milkshake & OB tributes. I had purchased a Brave Merida pin for my DD, and decided to get a second one to give away. On checkout day, I still had that pin…. And while waiting for ME, saw a young girl, about 4 with her mother, looking sad…so I offered the pin to the Mom for her daughter, telling her that the pin was in dedication to a special friend that had loved Disney, who had been a kind, caring, wonderful friend, and who lived life fully, and bravely. The little girl smiled and with it came a sense of peace, knowing Sarah would be happy with this gift.

Another sign to me that Sarah was with me occurred during my flight home. As many people know, I do not like to fly. The woman sitting in the aisle seat next to me sensed this (could it be that I looked white and tense?) and said as much to me during prep for take-off. On her own, she did not ask me, but she took my hand during the taxi and take-off and spoke calmly to me and did not let go until I did. We talked the whole flight, telling each other about our families, finding that we shared common experiences, including that both our DH’s are Type 1 diabetics--small world . She was friendly, warm, kind… very much like our Sarah. I believe in fate …what she did not know is that I picked this row specifically… as I remembered a conversation with Sarah last March when she mentioned to me that her flight to Disney in April fell on Friday the 13th, and joked that same people might think her crazy to fly on that date. I told her that “13” was my lucky number and that for all she has encountered in her life this would be a piece of cake. Sarah thanked me. Well, my flight was on a Sunday, but it was the 13th, so decided to select row 13, for the number, for Sarah (corny I know). I was so thankful that I bypassed other seats including aisle seats a little further back, to be fortunate enough to be sitting next to Marie. Life is full of small miracles.

Thank you to Linda, Magic, Deena, for sharing in this trip together… Jeannette & Christine .... you were truly missed...and Sarah ....I will be forever grateful for your friendship.
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I returned Sunday from a special trip to the World with friends that all “met” on the DIS boards… a trip that was to include our dear Sarah. Although she wasn’t with us in person, she was definitely with us in spirit. Her presence was felt many times ….at the GF Café, where Linda (Grumpy Grandma) & I had breakfast (Sarah loved the GF and breakfast in the Café), at MK, on the Haunted Mansion ride (one of Sarah’s favorite rides), and during wishes that evening (Sarah loved wishes). Already posted here by WDWKOOK, we also paid tribute to Sarah with our Orange Bird picture. KOOK, who had dubbed the OB as our official RC mascot, started the picture tradition which was picked up by Sarah last September.

We had a milkshake toast to Sarah at -- all of places … Prime Time 50s -- perhaps not the most genteel place – but as it’s all about family and fun – believed this concept fit well, as these ladies with me have come to be family, a feeling that extends and is shared by all the ladies on the RC thread.

On the trip I was trying to think of something to do to honor Sarah, to go with our Milkshake & OB tributes. I had purchased a Brave Merida pin for my DD, and decided to get a second one to give away. On checkout day, I still had that pin…. And while waiting for ME, saw a young girl, about 4 with her mother, looking sad…so I offered the pin to the Mom for her daughter, telling her that the pin was in dedication to a special friend that had loved Disney, who had been a kind, caring, wonderful friend, and who lived life fully, and bravely. The little girl smiled and with it came a sense of peace, knowing Sarah would be happy with this gift.

Another sign to me that Sarah was with me occurred during my flight home. As many people know, I do not like to fly. The woman sitting in the aisle seat next to me sensed this (could it be that I looked white and tense?) and said as much to me during prep for take-off. On her own, she did not ask me, but she took my hand during the taxi and take-off and spoke calmly to me and did not let go until I did. We talked the whole flight, telling each other about our families, finding that we shared common experiences, including that both our DH’s are Type 1 diabetics--small world . She was friendly, warm, kind… very much like our Sarah. I believe in fate …what she did not know is that I picked this row specifically… as I remembered a conversation with Sarah last March when she mentioned to me that her flight to Disney in April fell on Friday the 13th, and joked that same people might think her crazy to fly on that date. I told her that “13” was my lucky number and that for all she has encountered in her life this would be a piece of cake. Sarah thanked me. Well, my flight was on a Sunday, but it was the 13th, so decided to select row 13, for the number, for Sarah (corny I know). I was so thankful that I bypassed other seats including aisle seats a little further back, to be fortunate enough to be sitting next to Marie. Life is full of small miracles.

Thank you to Linda, Magic, Deena, for sharing in this trip together… Jeannette & Christine .... you were truly missed...and Sarah ....I will be forever grateful for your friendship.
What a wonderful lady you met on the plane! I am so glad!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Merida will always remind me of your DD Sam (the curly hair perhaps)..and My Kate LOVES HER!!!

I missed you and thought of you often!! And so happy you and Mama Linda could enjoy the GF, I am sure Sarah was there as well
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I returned Sunday from a special trip to the World with friends that all met on the DIS boards& a trip that was to include our dear Sarah. Although she wasnt with us in person, she was definitely with us in spirit. Her presence was felt many times &.at the GF Café, where Linda (Grumpy Grandma) & I had breakfast (Sarah loved the GF and breakfast in the Café), at MK, on the Haunted Mansion ride (one of Sarahs favorite rides), and during wishes that evening (Sarah loved wishes). Already posted here by WDWKOOK, we also paid tribute to Sarah with our Orange Bird picture. KOOK, who had dubbed the OB as our official RC mascot, started the picture tradition which was picked up by Sarah last September.

We had a milkshake toast to Sarah at -- all of places & Prime Time 50s -- perhaps not the most genteel place  but as its all about family and fun  believed this concept fit well, as these ladies with me have come to be family, a feeling that extends and is shared by all the ladies on the RC thread.

On the trip I was trying to think of something to do to honor Sarah, to go with our Milkshake & OB tributes. I had purchased a Brave Merida pin for my DD, and decided to get a second one to give away. On checkout day, I still had that pin&. And while waiting for ME, saw a young girl, about 4 with her mother, looking sad&so I offered the pin to the Mom for her daughter, telling her that the pin was in dedication to a special friend that had loved Disney, who had been a kind, caring, wonderful friend, and who lived life fully, and bravely. The little girl smiled and with it came a sense of peace, knowing Sarah would be happy with this gift.

Another sign to me that Sarah was with me occurred during my flight home. As many people know, I do not like to fly. The woman sitting in the aisle seat next to me sensed this (could it be that I looked white and tense?) and said as much to me during prep for take-off. On her own, she did not ask me, but she took my hand during the taxi and take-off and spoke calmly to me and did not let go until I did. We talked the whole flight, telling each other about our families, finding that we shared common experiences, including that both our DHs are Type 1 diabetics--small world . She was friendly, warm, kind& very much like our Sarah. I believe in fate &what she did not know is that I picked this row specifically& as I remembered a conversation with Sarah last March when she mentioned to me that her flight to Disney in April fell on Friday the 13th, and joked that same people might think her crazy to fly on that date. I told her that 13 was my lucky number and that for all she has encountered in her life this would be a piece of cake. Sarah thanked me. Well, my flight was on a Sunday, but it was the 13th, so decided to select row 13, for the number, for Sarah (corny I know). I was so thankful that I bypassed other seats including aisle seats a little further back, to be fortunate enough to be sitting next to Marie. Life is full of small miracles.

Thank you to Linda, Magic, Deena, for sharing in this trip together& Jeannette & Christine .... you were truly missed...and Sarah ....I will be forever grateful for your friendship.
What a wonderful tribute, Janet. Thank you for posting about your trip. It must have been bittersweet, but you really make it sound like our Sarah was there with you every step of the way - and she always will be there with you in spirit
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What a wonderful lady you met on the plane! I am so glad!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Merida will always remind me of your DD Sam (the curly hair perhaps)..and My Kate LOVES HER!!!
Maria was literally heaven sent... she made me laugh, saying she always thinks the planes sound like a bucket of nuts and bolts rattling around in a tin can! And it DID sound like that!!

Yes, we both loved Brave and of course Merida!! And Sam could be Merida with her hair!! With a cha-cha-change of hair color Getting the pin for Sam... well it just popped into my head that this pin represented our Sarah so well. And you know what?? We looked for the individual Brave pins in August and they were no where to be found... this trip, there it was....

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Linda and I had a very nice breakfast (there was only about 2 tables other than us, could it be that it was 7:15 am?? ). We spoke of Sarah, and much she enjoyed being there, sitting in the lobby, hearing the piano music, etc. The nice waitress offered to get us milkshakes if we wanted to return later (Gasparellas do not offer milkshakes) but we decided to wing it knowing we would find the right place. And PT50s was a great fit. Sarah would of loved to see the antics... don't know if I mentioned it but Magic was a tattle tale and I was bad (elbows on the table). Guess Mama Linda didn't raise us right

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What a wonderful tribute, Janet. Thank you for posting about your trip. It must have been bittersweet, but you really make it sound like our Sarah was there with you every step of the way - and she always will be there with you in spirit
Kook, she really was along with us, and though it was bittersweet at times, I remembered how much Sarah loved being in Disney (where she was just Sarah not Sarah the cancer patirent, remember her posting that?) and that helped. When wishes came on, it was hard not to cry, as I looked up to the sky and thought of Sarah, how much she loved wishes, the music. She will always be with me, with us.

Just last week I was dragging my heels a bit, not wanting to go to my meeting on Tuesday night, but Sarah entered my head, telling me to go...so I did. Even now, as I look at my phone, I wish I could call her and let her know what's going on.

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