This year, on May 1 (2008) we remembered Sarah at church by releasing balloons with her small fliers attached. Helium balloons go far, especially when it's very windy. And, windy it was! Several balloons were 'released' before the 'official' release time - but that's alright. The little children at church enjoyed the balloons, and they seemed to enjoy releasing them as much as they did carrying them around. Becca's little girl let go of about three of them! What a cutie. She had a great time running around in the field behind the church.
Back to the story, though. Fortunately, John was able to be there, as was Matt and Becca and her two little ones. John said a few words, I said a few words, and Jay Smith prayed for Sarah's safety and contacting us.
Many members of the church were there for our support and to pray. I feel so blessed to be a member of such a supportive group of Christians.
I has been 20 days since that event, and I somehow feel more at peace than I have in a very long time. Can't pinpoint a reason. Maybe it's the new meds. haha
I was going to take my camera and gets pics of the balloons being held by so many people, and being released and flying away, but of course, forgot to bring it since I was in such a rush to be there on time. John had gone ahead and had the balloons filled with helium before Matt, Becca, her kids, and I arrived. What a blessing John is to me! But, alas, no pics to share - only the pics in my mind about watching them fly high until they were out of sight.
I miss my Sarah. I pray that she has forgiven me for anything I did to provoke her to leave. If she hasn't, then I ask her forgiveness.