Sara was a beautiful girl blossoming into a young lady. The light in her eyes just held me in awe! Her photos were very stark compared to the beautiful girl I saw. And she was incredibly tall! Her smile could light up a room. That sparkle in her eyes made me smile and just want to laugh out loud with joy!
I often wondered throughout the day what was going through Sara's mind. She seemed to enjoy the rides and attractions, yet seemed a little caught between childhood and adulthood. The time we spent look through the letters I sent her, her family photos, and the gifts I had brought was the time I felt most connected to my Sara. That sparkle was the most evident when she spoke of her family and the letters we share. She also loved the gifts that I had made.
Saying good bye was very hard. I was emotional, of course, but hearing them both sniffle and see them wipe their eyes touched my heart to the core. These girls are my life. I will NEVER forget the smiles, the laughter, the tears, and especially that beautiful sparkle.