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It's been awhile

I hope everyone is having a great holiday season. I haven't posted in a while. We have been super busy with work and things are finally slowing down. Taylor and I have been doing well. Just trying to get through the holiday's without totally loosing it. We decided not to decorate this year. We just didn't have it in us. I did put a little Christmas tree on the front porch so we don't look like total scrooges.
Last weekend Taylor and I went to Fayetteville for Owen's baptism. I was really worried about how I would handle it all but I did really well. Right before the ceremony started I had to excuse myself and have a little cry. I stood in this tiny little bathroom staring in the mirror at my red eyes. I kept praying to God to give me the strength to get through this. A few minutes later Taylor came through the door. He asked me if I was okay and if I wanted to go back in. I looked at him and he gave me a smile. I knew right then I would be okay. I love my husband so much and am so blessed to have him. Being the godmother I got to stand up with Jayna and Matthew during the beautiful service. It was very special. Owen looked like a little doll in his Christening gown. What a beautiful baby.
I have a few special things I want to share with you guys.
First is the gift Ashley (Taylor's sister) and Drew gave us for Christmas. It is a prefect addition for the garden.
Second, Britney bought a mini Christmas tree to take down to Mamie's grave. She bought sweet ornaments that we hung all over it.
Third is a book that a friend from high school made for me right after Mamie died. I haven't seen her probably since she graduated and she is 2 years older than me. So around 13 yrs. When the package arrived I was speechless. The thought and love that she put into it just amazes me. She took quotes that people had left on my facebook page for Taylor and I and printed them on white cards. Then she left places for me to put pictures of Mamie through out the book. It is perfect. I finally put it together and we have it out in our den with a hot pink dragon fly sitting on top for everyone to see. I love it so much.
Lastly, I have been wanting to get a tattoo ever since Mamie died. I emailed a friend photographer who is also an amazing graphic designer. We talked a little bit about what I was wanting. I told him how we called her Poppy Seed before we found out at 15 weeks that she was a girl and then we named her Mamie. He came up with a few different designs. The first one he sent me I knew was the ONE right when I saw it. I have been holding on to the design trying to decide when to get it. I thought I would get it close to Christmas day since that will be 6mths on the day. Well, this past Tuesday we headed down to 7th street and I got my Mamie tattoo. I love that it is on my left wrist and how sweet and dainty it is. I am left handed and I can see it all the time. I was so happy when Amanda, Britney and Becky said they would come along. I really wished that Taylor could have been there but he was stuck in meetings. So without further ado..... What I love about it design is the poppy seed down at the bottom and then sit swivels up into her name.
Thanks to Amanda for the amazing pictures! Here is a slideshow


  1. All the ways we have been allowed to honor Mamie are such a gift. Thanks for being open to sharing these times with me. Love you so much sis.

  2. i shut my eyes during the baptism and prayed for Him to hold his hand over a special mama...
    i looked up and saw taylor making sure that you could see him and then moving when you all moved so that you all could keep your contact...
    i loved seeing your strength and love as a couple. :)
    always thinkin about you all..and will continue to this week.
    kate carter

  3. Sarah- Words can't express how much it meant to have you standing up there with us. You are like a sister to me and I am so thankful to have you in my life. God answered my prayers for you that day. Thank you. I love the tattoo. I love the book and the garden stone. But most of all I love you for your friendship, selflessness, the example you set for each of us every day, and for sharing Mamie with so many. Love you, Jayna

  4. Sweet Sarah. I love this video of the tatto. I love the chose a perfect one. We all miss her. I'm so thankful that you continue to share with us. I love the tatoo. It could not be more perfect for honoring that beautiful little angel. Love you girl and I'm still praying for you and Taylor. You are a special lady.
    ~ Mitzi

  5. sarah...i love getting to read updated post on you. i pray for you daily, and think of mamie daily. the book your friend made for you is priceless, as well as the stone for the garden and sweet christmas tree britney put on mamie's grave. i am so glad that you are surrounded by such a wonderful family and friends! i wish i could come home more often just to sit with you for a while...and to just hug your neck. sarah, you are doing an amazing job of sharing your heart and thoughts with everyone. God is using your life and mamie's life to touch so many people. i am so proud of you and so thankful for you! also...i must not forget to comment on how wonderful your tatoo looks!! can't wait to see it in person:) love you!
    julie mckinney scarborough


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