When Sarah and I went to college and realized we could eat whatever we wanted - sugar cereal was one of our staples. But we were poor, of course, so only bought the generic brands. Our favorite (and we would jump up and down and sort of cheer when we said it) was "marshmellow! maties!"
Sarah and I also had quite a fondness for Barbies. We played with them until we were far too old. I even own Sarah's framed Barbie cards from her house that she had hung up.... yes, as a grown up. As tweenagers - we were clinging to our childhood and promised each other that we would never be mature. And the worst and most hurtful thing one of us could say to the other was "You are being so mature!"
6 years ago today - I was in the same state with Sarah for her birthday. And I found the best thing ever for her birthday present at a grocery store - Barbie cereal! Our two loves! We had the funnest day - she opened presents and then we made a water slide down at the lake and spent the day together as a family. Here is Sarah on her 27th birthday....
|Sarah with her friends Rachel and Chanar|
|the water slide!|
|Sarah's birthday hot rock spa treatment by some of the best|
That night we went to the Mandarin where I met Shaun for the first time.
So today is July 19th - Sarah Songer Smith's birthday. I woke up and took my kids straight to the grocery store and let them pick out their favorite sugar cereal. It was fun to once again walk the huge isle of cereal looking for the one that most resembled candy. :) On the way to the store we sang happy birthday and Luke was being creative with ways we could get a birthday cake to heaven.
We also found Birthday Barbies - perfect! so of course we had to buy one.
Luke and Lucy kept saying "I love Sarah's birthday!" Which made me so happy.
So today resembled her 27th birthday. With barbies, sugar cereal and my whole family got together and built a water slide and played all day.
We all miss Sarah so much. It's fun that we can still feel her energy and passion and she can bring such beauty and light to our lives. Happy birthday sis! I found a special video that I know you would love!