The world lost a beautiful soul on Christmas Eve.
It wasn’t her neurological issues that took her. It was her lungs.
As is always the case, my condolences go out to all of you who never had the honor of meeting our Sarah. You missed out on one of the most special experiences you ever could have had. Though she never met you, Sarah loved you.
Losing Sarah is particularly hard on us in so many ways and for so many reasons. That is why I can’t write the long tribute I always do when Heaven decides it needs one of our kids for its own selfish needs.
I’m sorry I can’t write something pretty for you Sare Bear. As it turns out, we needed you a lot more than you needed us. We’re both really mad that you left us. Even though this is the only thing you have ever done wrong, it’s a big one and it will take some time to forgive you.
Until we can forgive, everything we did to make the house more accessible for you, every gadget we improvised to help you move better, your blankets and your pillows, everything, stays where it is as a reminder of the significant pieces of our hearts you took with you. We may never put things back the way they were before you moved in.
Just know Sare Bear, as angry as we are at you right now, we miss you more. We would have carried you forever if that’s what it took. We would have done anything.
We loved you before we even met and we will love you forever.