Sweet Sarah of Sprucehill Farm lost her battle with cancer yesterday.

We first ran into each other through our blogs.  She dropped me a note saying I should check out Mothers With Cancer and submit writing for it.  We shared our love for our families, our love of cooking, knitting (though she always insisted that she couldn’t move beyond scarves), and our obsession with Pioneer Woman’s website.

I remember sharing the lint roller tip with her and her thinking it was awesomely funny.  And handy.

Sarah later became friends with Ree of PW and recently visited her ranch.  She’s on the front page today and I think about how excited she would be.

I have a ball of super soft red yarn that was intended for a hat for her.

Sarah’s death has hit me hard.  When I mourn for her, I find myself mourning all the losses this year.  And there have been many.  Too many.

Today I remember Sarah, and Perri, and Becky, the Stollesteimer family, Kim, and Ryan.

All of you should still be here.