Thursday, June 26, 2008

Happy Birthday Sarah!

My dear childhood friend, Sarah, had a birthday a few days ago. I finally had some time today to dig out some old photo albums and pick out some pictures of us from the 90s. Sarah lives in North Carolina now with her husband and three boys, but her blog makes me feel like she's my neighbor. I love seeing pictures of her everyday life and I love seeing her boys grow up. I'll never forget the privilege I had of going to her ultrasound with her when she was pregnant for the first time with her son Riley. Over the decades we have shared so many special and memorable moments. Our friendship has endured tragedies and triumphs, years and miles. I know that Sarah influence has helped to shape the person that I am today.
Sarah, when I think about our teenage years I always think of: California Pizza Kitchen, Car trip to Nashville, Place in the Son, St. Louis Arch, Four Heart Harmony, Prayer Calendars, Hanging out at the Millers, tons of concerts, Powerhouse, beach trips, countless retreats, singing and a million conversations about the real stuff of life! Us with our favorite singing group (at the time) Point of Grace. Mandy, Judy, Katie, Sarah
Oh my...I can't even believe I'm posting this. It's all in the honor of Sarah's birthday.

So Happy Birthday precious friend. Sorry it's taken me a little while to get around to this. Unfortunately I don't think anyone has gotten a birthday, Mother's Day or Father's Day card on time since McKenna was born. I'm just a little slow these days, but I was thinking about you on your birthday. And I love you and miss you always!


Anonymous said...

It was so much fun looking at those pictures. What memories you girls have!! Happy Birthday Sweet Sarah. We are so glad that God has blessed us with you in our lives.

Sarah said...

Judy--- I don't know how I missed your sweet post to me but I think it was because I was going off of that new update thing... it only was taking me to that current post. I will make sure not to do that anymore! I love the pics and I love you! Thx for your sweet words. I miss you like crazy... we are cominng that way in less than two weeks... I have to see you guys this time!

the mccollums... said...

I LOVE all the PICS....Happy Birthday, SARAH...I love getting to know you through Jude! In college, Judy would always talk about her best friends from home...she would always start the stories "Sarah, my best friend from home..." after a couple of years we would say, "sarah, yes, we know her..." :) Thank God for such great friendships and the love and peace that comes from them!

Katy said...

I remember several of those pictures from our dorm at LU - I feel like I know Sarah too - so happy birthday Sarah! :)