Sunday, 17 June 2012

Dear Sarah...



Dear Sarah,

I promised that I would run
with your name on my back
and I did it today
with my lovely friend, Hilary,
and hundreds of other women,
cheered on by MrM and MissM.
We looked absolutely ridiculous
dressed up in fluffy boppers,
wings (me) and tutu (Hilary)
and I am still covered in glitter
but it doesn't matter because
everyone was entertained
and our friends and families
were incredibly generous
so that we raised £845
for cancer research.
Afterwards we stood in the sunshine
drinking pink fizz and eating cupcakes
and I thought of you and smiled.
It was a wonderful celebration
of life and of friendship.
You would have loved it.

Alicex

25 comments:

  1. I am so glad that Sarah's memory is being kept alive by you like this.

    xxx

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  2. Dear Alice,
    You are a very True Friend.
    This post has touched me more than I can say.
    Love to you.

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  3. As I was reading, I thought, "Sarah would have loved this!"

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  4. Thank you for running in memory of Sarah! What an amazing honor!

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  5. I'm so proud of you, Alice!

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  6. Well done Alice - a thing to be proud of!

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  7. I full of admiration for anyone who runs anywhere. Well done Alice!

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  8. This post made me smile too - what a joyous way to remember someone.

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  9. I am bursting with pride. Also a few tears xxx

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  10. Well done you!! And everyone who supported you. I hope you're not too sore this morning after your exertions, and that you've permitted yourself at least a teeny glow of pride x

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  11. A true friend to Sarah. Well done x

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  12. That's a friend!
    Ciao Sarah ...

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  13. Well done to you both! (You did her proud!)

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  14. It was a fantastic day! Boppers, angel wings, tutus, facepaints...champagne, cupcakes. Smiles, laughs and remembering family and friends. Thank you, Alice, we did it! Your friend for life, Hilaryx

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  15. Go Alice! (Just read about writing as Jo's 81 year old dad giving up his sailboat and now this -- everyone is making me cry.)

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  16. so very proud of you Alice, a great achievement and a fantastic amount of money raised for a truly important cause xxx

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  17. Oh brilliant Alice! Well done!

    I found any race for life I ran such a moving and uplifting (and sad too) experience. A real roller coaster!

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  18. What a wonderful achievement! That's a great, fun photo of you both.

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  19. Well done! Hugs for a beautiful post!

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  20. Yay Alice!! You look ready to take on the world :-).

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  21. what an amazing achievement, done with love and enjoyed with pink fizz. Marvellous stuff!

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  22. You did it! Well done Alice! And Sarah would have been thrilled. x

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