Tuesday, November 06, 2007

In Loving Memory of Sahara Aldridge


Sahara's battle with a brainstem tumour is over. She passed away peacefully on Monday, November 5, 2007. Sahara (better known as Hoops because of her great love for basketball) was an inspiration to all who heard about her story and were touched by her courage, tenacity and strength for the past seventeen months. She reminded us that without dreams there is no hope and without hope there is no life. May her eternal soul rest in everlasting peace.
(Here is a picture of Sahara with her favorite rocker, Rick Springfield, who was undoubtedly one of her family's biggest supporters.)




Before you met me, I was a fairy princess
I caught frogs and called them prince
And made myself a queen
Before you knew me I'd traveled 'round the world
I slept in castles
And fell in love
Because I was taught to dream
I found mayonnaise bottles and poked holes on top
To capture Tinker Bell
And they were just fireflies to the untrained eye
But I could always tell
I believe in fairy tales
And dreamer's dreams
Like bedsheet sails
And I believe in Peter Pan and miracles,
Anything I can to get by
And fireflies
Before I grew up, I saw you on a cloud
I could bless myself in your name
And pat you on your wings
And before I grew up, I heard you whisper so loud
Life is hard and so is love child,
Believe in all these things
I found mayonnaise bottles and poked holes on top
To capture Tinker Bell
And they were just fireflies to the untrained eye
But I could always tell
I believe in fairy tales
And dreamer's dreams
Like bedsheet sails
And I believe in Peter Pan
And miracles, anything I can to get by . . .
And fireflies
. . .Fireflies
Before you met me, I was a fairy princess
I caught frogs and called them prince
And made myself a queen
And before you knew me I'd traveled 'round the world
And I slept in castles
And fell in love
Because I was taught to dream

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Artist/Band: Faith Hill
Lyrics for Song: Fireflies
Lyrics for Album: Fireflies
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

To her loving parents, Amy and Shannon, I extend my sincere condolences. Yours was a journey of strength, compassion, courage and love. May God Bless you and may the peace that passeth all understanding be yours now and forever more.

22 comments:

Michelle said...

It is so touching, I'm left speachless.

Renegade Eye said...

Very sad.

Josie said...

Oh, gosh. I just read over some of the other blog. She had a lot of courage, for someone so young.

Ian Lidster said...

The death of a child is always agonizing, and so unfair. Equally unfair is the creeps, jerks and villains of the world who live long and wicked lives.
Good post.

Dagoth said...

Hi Enid

I'm very sorry to hear this, though I know the bells in heaven are ringing. Some only require a short time in this place, to move many, and then move on...

Pia said...

heart breaker... =( really sorry to hear about this. she's now with the Lord rejoicing.

Michael Manning said...

Enid: How beautiful! It was as if you were sitting with me at her service--a celebration of her life! What an awesome child! God Bless You!

Bob-kat said...

She sounds like an amazing person for someone so young. I am sorry that she lost her fight and join you in condolences for her family.

Thanks for dropping by my blog and saying hi.

HeiressChild said...

hi enid, i didn't realize it had been so long since i've been to your blog. i'm saddened to hear about sahara's death, but glad to know she touched so many lives while she was living. such a beautiful tribute to her life and memory. i'll keep her family in my prayers.

Mr. Althouse said...

Hi Enid.

That is a touching epilogue to a bravely fought battle. She might be gobe, but never forgotten.

Happy Thanksgiving,

Mike

Dr. Deb said...

So sad. So tragic.

Rose said...

This is a sad end. But I think her life meant so much to those whom she brought together in support of her.

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