Life is without question fragile. I have always known this, but then something happens and this reality is shoved in your face.
Let me also say, there are people placed in your life for very specific reasons. Some friends will come and go, but the ones who stay are the ones who will forever change the course of your life. Sarah, for me, is one of those friends. She has seen me through thick and thin. Although she lives in DC, there isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t text, talk or gchat. Sarah is my sister from another mother. and her mother is AMAZING. I am so lucky to know all of the Frederickson’s but Christine, Rachel and Sarah will always and forever hold a special place in my heart!
Last week tragedy struck. I received a few emails and texts, that Sarah had been rushed in an ambulance from work to the ER. I instantly went into panic, freak out mode. The worst part about receiving something like that, is not being able to help, comfort or be there for someone you love. Sarah, although has a huge heart and is soft on the inside, is one of the toughest girls I know. So the fact that she left in an ambulance to the ER was a HUGE concern. This is not Sarah behavior. Something was really wrong. Something was REALLY wrong.
After time had gone by and the doctors were stumped as to what was going on, the conclusion was that Sarah had caused a stroke by cracking her own neck. A stroke at 31. Is that even possible?? To add more on to that, her brain was swelling and would not go down. She then had brain surgery in order to get the swelling to go down and reduce further harm. Meanwhile, here I am 2,000 miles away not being able to do anything but cry and worry. I have lost a best friend before. He passed away when I was 16 and there is still a tiny whole that he left. I lost my grandma and grandpa during high school as well, and I am not ready to lose someone so amazing and so close to my heart. NOT GOING TO HAPPEN! Luckily for me and everyone close to Sarah, she made it through. She is recovering well, and although there will be physical therapy, her time her is not up. She still has things to accomplish and people to inspire!
And that is exactly what she is doing. She inspires people. Throughout this whole thing, SHE was the one flirting with doctors, telling jokes and keeping calm, when everyone around her was worried and scared. She was the one telling me she would be ok. Shouldn’t we be comforting the patient, not the other way around? Sarah is such an amazing woman. I am so proud to call her my friend, and my best friend at that! Sarah, I love you with all my heart! Sending you hugs and kisses via the internet!!
Always making me laugh!!!
I love you sexy thing!
Here are some words of wisdom and encouragement….a few were inappropriate and I knew they would make you laugh…but I refrained…I will simply send those in an email
First and foremost…..
and last but not in the very least……
I LOVE YOU LOVIES!!!