From the day I met you, we had a special connection and became instant friends. I am so eternally grateful that you gave me the greatest gift of not only meeting your Mom but welcoming me into your family. As I have always said, Sara was the role model for Sophia on Golden Girls. She was such a phenomenally wonderful, special, giving, charming, witty, caring, and beautiful person and had such an energizing personality! My life, and so many others, is forever better for knowing and loving Sara.
And of course we all know she was a phenomenal cook (and you too)! I will never forget the first time that Al said he was leaving me to marry Sara because of her cooking. As you know Al doesn't rave about food - he will say it's okay - but not Sara's cooking, he couldn't get enough! Every time she made us dinner he'd say "that's it, I'm leaving Jinty to marry you Sara". :-) Whenever I was sick she was there with chicken soup, when I broke my foot she was there with spaghetti/meatballs, eggplant, chicken parm, etc. and so many times she was just there with dinner (and tiramisu) because she was Sara!!! It makes me smile when I think back to telling that I used sauce from a jar to make sphaghetti; that was it - I got a cooking lesson on how to make Sara's sphaghetti sauce. But it doesn't taste the same - because it doesn't contain the love that Sara added!
You truly know when someone special touches your life and my life is forever changed and better for knowing and loving Sara.
Margaret & Steve, Brandon & Crystal, and Steve Jr. - I know how I am feeling about saying farewell to Sara; I cannot imagine how you are feeling. But please know, and as I told Sara last week, that I will always be here for you. I pray that your memories will bring you joy and comfort and know that God and his Angel Sara are watching, guiding, and loving you so VERY much.
Our prayers are with you and your family during your time of sorrow. May God give you the strenght to endure and his blessing be with you. Sara was a mother and a Grandma for my daughter. We love you and we will miss you.
Margaret and family, Sara was a rock in Lakeside Green. A second mother to our family and many others. A true friend to many. We will miss her. Our sympathy for the loss of a great mother and friend.
Margaret, I'm very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I understand she was quite lady. One can never have too many angels looking out for us. God speed Miss Sara.
I am sorry for your loss. I hope you can find comfort in the words written at (Jeremiah 29:11,12)
Our prayers are with you and your family during your hour of sorrow. May God give you the strength to endure and His blessings be with you.
Bill Hales and Family
Margaret you know how special your Mom was to me. To Sarah, from the moment I met you, you welcomed me into your heart. I will always remember our evening walks with the dogs, the wonderful conversation, and especially the laughs. Thank you for your love, your friendship and the wonderful food you provided that got me through some lean times. You will always be in my heart my FL Mom. I know that you will be watching over me and especially Margaret. From your other son, Scottie! I Love you and you will always be with me.
Margaret, my condolences on losing your mother. She loved you more than life itself. But she missed your dad and brother, and now she is with them. Sara will not be forgotten, as she made a distinct impression on all those near her. Her spirit is what attracted us to her. And what a spirit it was! You have every reason to smile about your mom as you remember her. We love you as we loved her.
I am so sorry to hear the news about your Mom. I know she is looking down from Heaven at you and will always take care of you. Remember all the good memories you had together for so may years.
Sarah, thank you so much for your friendship, your love and always keeping me on the straight and narrow. We turned to each other for advise over a cup of coffee at your kitchen table. Our chats were some of my favorite times. How many new recipes did you have me try?.....all so delicious. I always had an empty dish to return to you. You were my biggest cheerleader. Thanks my friend. I will love you forever. Ruthie
In memory of Sara, who We've always known as "Ma". Even though we wish we had the opportunity to get to know you better we do know that you were one of the sweetest ladies we ever knew. May your soul rest in peace eternally.
In loving memory of a wonderful person. You will be missed always. I will be praying for your soul and be remembering the special lady that you were.
How I will miss my little co-pilot in all our travels, our lunches out, trips to every grocery store known to women, lol ... I know we'll have a special angel watching over us now. You've been a wonderful friend and neighbor and I love you ! God bless you and keep you in his loving care my friend.
YBF forever, Sami (your nick name for me) :) P.S. We are still having that 100th B-day party for you so plan on it and reserve that day from your busy schedule up above. 10-4-2013