Although Neil has been watching his friends leave for college for the last month or so, Sarah's departure on Wednesday was especially painful. It's not just that she's been such a good friend for the last four years (and yes, she certainly has been!). It might have something to do with the fact that she's so far away now--Trinity College in Ireland! However much Neil will miss her, she's living out a dream and we are all happy for this opportunity she has. Thankfully, Neil and Sarah have worked out a way to keep in touch that won't break their respective communication budgets.
Go raimh maith agat!
Many thanks Sarah, for teaching Neil to snowboard, for being his listening ear, for your many visits to the hospital, and for starting his facebook page. Thanks for your countless acts of kindness and compassion. We love you and wish you all the best!