We have this neighbor who's son loves to play basketball at 10pm or later. One day Sharon posted that she didn't think she was that old but this kid was playing basketball late at night. I posted to her, "I thought it was just me." We would talk back and forth about this kid. The winter after Sharon passed, that kid was back playing basketball. One night, I was fed up & confronted the kid and talked to his father. No more basketball after 10pm. As I walked back to my house, I looked up in the sky and said "Sharon, that's for you and smiled."
My favorite memories of Sharon are how close she was to her family. Her relationship with you reminds me of mine with my Mom. We are best friends as well as family. I’m sure that was how you two were. I also loved her fondness for her furry children. I remember when she got her 1st puppy (after Chui). She had her in work (Jordan's Furniture) with her and she was a good little mother to it. It says a lot about her kindness and caring. This is how I will always remember her. She was a sweet person who ironically loved her sweets. I think of you often and ask Peter how you are doing. I know it’s not easy, but Sharon would not want you to be sad. You were so lucky to have such a close relationship with her and she was lucky too to have a Mom and friend who loved her so much. God bless.
It's been a year now since Sharon's passing and the void in our family is still overwhelming. She was the star at all of our family get togethers. I will always admire her enthusiasm for everything relating to the day's event. Her love for family get togethers on holidays was infectious. I would sit with my family and just admire her joy in every moment that a family get together brought. We miss her terribly.
This blog was created by Donna Gath Criswell, Sharon's mom. This space is for sharing stories or telling us about Sharon in order to keep the life of this amazing young woman alive. I thank you from the bottom of my broken heart.