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JUNE 23, 1984 TO JULY 20, 2009

In loving memory of Sarah, our life, our love
our inspiration, our hero, our daughter.

Brain Cancer did not define her.

We can't believe that 12 years have past since
our beloved and only child Sarah Marie passed away.
There isn't a day that goes by that we don't miss
her smile, her laughter, her love, her essence.

How we wish that life had turned out differently for her, for us.

'A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam.
And for a brief moment it's glory and beauty
belong to our world.
But then it flies on again, and though we wish
it could have stayed, we feel so lucky
to have seen it.'

Fly, our little purple butterfly, fly.
'Just when the caterpillar thought the world
was over... she became a butterfly.'

We know in our hearts that you are some place safe and peaceful and we find comfort knowing that some day we will all be together again.

She Is Gone
'You can shed tears that she is gone
Or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all she has left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see her
Or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday.
You can remember her and only that she is gone
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what she'd want:
Smile, open your eyes, love and go on.'

Loving and missing you for eternity.