Today is Sandy's birthday one which for most of us is a milestone. I suspect Sandy thought all of her birthday's were milestones reflecting on her past achievements and future challenges. I recall two occasions of great achievement in Sandy's young life. One was the fashion show at Leestown College [not confident of name] in Lexington, KY and the other a baby wear and accessories business she started with a friend. The family attended both events admiring Sandy's hard work, creativity and commitment. Sandy eventually began to make clothes for Ted that he wore proudly [as far as I know]. I am grateful to have a few pieces of Sandy's needlework that someday will be passed on to her girls for safe keeping. When speaking with Sandy over the several months prior to her passing I reminded her that I still have the dancing pig she gave me for my 16th birthday. I wind it up occasionally but like all things with age, it's starting to slow down and its shimmy is less apparent. I read a note the other day Sandy had written on a box that contained a bracelet she gave me. She was then, as we have always known her to be a kind and caring person. Something I was unable to say at Sandy's memorial service was that every time she called, she began each conversation with much enthusiasm stating "Cherylleral this is your sister Sandy". I look forward to the day that I hear those sweet words again as we gather in God's kingdom.