Before Sarah’s prom last week, her friend Taylor came over to set her hair. When she was done, Sarah unearthed an old bandanna and wore it over the pin curls for several hours.
Archives For Sarah
Today’s post is a favorite (rewritten and improved) classic from the archives.
Yesterday as I was gathering some things to take to a consignment store, I came across some of Sarah’s special dresses–those little velvet, swishy dresses she wore when she was still young enough to be called a little girl.
Although Sarah doesn’t yet have her driver’s license, that doesn’t mean she doesn’t enjoy perusing cars in the area and thinking about which one she might want to eventually buy.
This car came to her attention a few days ago.
Saturday was such a gorgeous spring day that Steve, Sarah and I decided to hop in the car and go riding. We ended up at Pea Island Wildlife Refuge, which is about 20 minutes from our house.
Tuesday morning, Sarah and I made a last-minute decision to take a spring break road trip to Chesapeake, VA which is our nearest large-ish city. When you live in a small town, it’s always inordinately exciting to go some place that’s bigger.
Last Tuesday was Bring a Parent To School Day at Manteo High School. I attended in the morning and Steve in the afternoon.
The morning’s line up included Advanced Placement English which made me exceedingly happy since as you probably know by now, I’m a big time word gal. It was fascinating to listen to the teacher talk about all manner of literary devices like anthropomorphism, metonymy, and portmanteau as she prepared the students for their upcoming AP exams. I was in heaven!
When Sarah was around sixteen, we asked if she was interested in taking Driver’s Ed.
She replied rather unequivocally that she was not. At that point in her life, the very thought of even sitting behind the wheel of a car gave her a severe case of the of heebie-jeebies which was a pretty clear sign to us that anything driving-related should be delayed.
Thank you for joining our family during Sarah Smith Week and celebrating with us over her big day yesterday. We marked the occasion by giving her a couple gifts (that I got at a thrift store), making a couple speeches to her (which made her cry), going out to eat (which we hardly ever do), and going to a movie. (The Life of Pi–which we loved but didn’t really understand.)
A few days before Christmas, our church had a candlelight communion service .
We’ve done this service every year since we’ve been here; it’s sort of a gift from our family to the church members as Steve and I lead in Christmas carols and he reads a specially chosen story to the congregation before we have communion.
Yesterday was Steve’s and my 31st wedding anniversary.
Although January 2 has been special in our lives for a long time, ten years ago that date came to have an added meaning in our lives because it was the day that Sarah was admitted to the bone marrow transplant floor of Duke University Hospital. (She was there almost a month.)
Tuesday night, Sarah came into my bedroom dressed like this.