Saturday, October 27, 2007

a note God had me find----3 years later today, one month anniversary.

today has had its’ difficult moments for sure…as I was getting some things ready for Chris and Sarah’s friends to come over tonight, I ran across a card Sarah gave me on April 9, 2004, right in the middle of us coming to look at the cottage to rent it….

These cards at the ones with words on the front and she had so many of them—plastered all over her office and would send many to people. This is the one she sent to me:

20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do thank by the ones you did, so throw off the bowlines, said away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Inside she wrote---

Mom, just a small note of encouragement to you this week. I want you to know how very proud I am of all that you are doing in your life right now. It’s so scary sometimes, sailing into the unknown and taking a risk, but I believe what this card says, it was so hard to go through Sunday night with the cottage, but I am glad we did it together. Your courage and faith is a testament to me, and I want you to know how much I admire you for all of this…moving, working, making new friends, exploring new places and revisiting the old. So keep on throwing off those bowlines, because I know God has a plan for you and I will always be right here by your side. I love you, Sarah

This was kind of God today---I so miss her.


SHARI said...

On this one month anniversary of Sarah's

I so miss her. Knowing that Sarah is walking and talking and shaking up this world with her passion and giftings.

At the grocery store today, looking for my favorite French Bordeaux. Located somewhere in the foreign country section, it is always hard to find. Finally giving up, I move to Austrailia. I like Austrailian Merlot. Yellow Tail is on sale.

As I walk away, I continue to glance thru the wines...

Bella Sera Merlot

Bella Sera means "beautiful evening" in Italian and offers wines that capture the carm and grace of the Italian lifestyle. With grapes from generations-old vineyards in Italy and skillful winemaking, these wines are fruit forward, easy to drink and "true to the grape." Bella Sera Merlot is well balanced and soft..."

I find this Profound on many levels... Charming, passionate, tended with great care, pruned by experience and fullness of life, Sarah was beautiful and vibrant, rich and full.

You my friend were a beautiful mother. May God be so close during these days, and may you feel the closeness of your dearest friend and daughter, giving you strength and cheers to love and live beyond the bowline.

Thank you God. Thank you Sarah. I'll open this bottle now and say both a prayer and a toast to you.

christine said...

Such a great name for this wine---and such a great way to describe her. She was rightly called Bella--as she is and was so beautiful. What a great you our dear bella Sarah...