Friday, December 30, 2011

2012.........Bring it on!

Wow, apparently half the world watches NY Ink! Lol. Seems like that's been the most popular interview/show I've done thus far. Or at least the people who saw it are the ones who commented and messaged me the most. We were at Wooster St. Social Club for 12 hours, so I was hoping they'd do a bang up job on the episode, and they did! It was an amazing experience for us, and I'll never forget it. (My new pretty lady on my ribcage won't let me forget either). We had a 'NY Ink viewing party' at a local joint in town and our close friends and family came. It was fun and touching to see people take the time to come hug my neck and hang out.

As 2011 comes to a close, I'm really just swamped with memories of the past year. Seems like the common thread is relationships and how important they are. Family, dear friends, and even complete strangers have really impacted me this year. I just can't get over the kindness of some people. I look back at some of the messages written, and words spoken, and things done and I'm just in complete awe. This world can be a dark place, but there are still many lights that shine. Things like that give me hope that my girls will grow up to become strong loving women who will get to experience the world like I have.

A lot of people have messaged me saying things like 'You have a beautiful family' or 'You are blessed to have a husband like Sloan', etc. I do not know where I'd be, or who I would be without Sloan. The man would go to the ends of the Earth for me, and loves me unconditionally. He builds me up daily and in the 12 years we've been together, he has helped propel me and made me strive to be all I wanted to be. People ask and ask things like 'how do you talk so well', etc. I have had a man who has complimented me, worked with me, and been my 'right hand'. He's my pit bull when I need one, and my shoulder to cry on when the world is too much or cruel. BUT, he's never let me wallow in pity long. Lol. Enough about that though.

I think I'm on the verge of getting all mushy and rambling on. It's 1 in the morning and for some reason I just can't shut my mind down. Since all this YouTube stuff has erupted, my heart has really been leaning towards wanting to work with people in some capacity. I really feel led to reach out to those hurting. Those whose walk in life is currently hard. Every time I have spoken at places, churches, or done an always seems like I meet someone who is somehow impacted and I can't help but feel like that's what this is all about. Reaching out to those people.

This whole journey has been me just going where He leads. Whatever has been laid out for us, we take on. I'm fully prepared to see what 2012 holds. I hope all of you reading this have a safe New Year and that each of you experience blessings in ways you never imagined.

Much love,


  1. You are a very inspiring person. And, yes, I saw you on NY Ink this week! Hope you have an incredible 2012.

  2. I have just watched your amazing video on youtube for the first time this morning. And I have to say, I have never felt so moved. It sent shivers through my body as I watched it and your reaction was so incredible! I then went onto finding the link to your blog and read this most recent message you have posted. I was lying in bed last night (probably as you were typing this blog!) thinking that the saying 'new year, new start' has never been quite so literal. I have managed to get a new job helping teach children in a school and have managed to come away from what was a bad relationship. The many lights that you speak of that shine in the world are shining even brighter now for me after watching your video. Things can be taken for granted, and I am certainly going to make the most of things now. I agree with the above comment, you are truly inspiring, thank you.

    And to 2012? Definitely... Bring it on!!

  3. Hi! I'm from Colombia and I don't speak English very well (I speak Spanish)... But, I saw your video this morning and... I am very happy and sincerely, I cried :)I hope you see my comment. and I wish you a happy new year. Best wishes from South America. :)

  4. Sarah,
    Best of luck to you with your new devices. My daughter, now 2 yo was also born deaf and recieved her first implant when she was 1 yo and her second when she was 18 months. She is doing remarkably well. Seeing the video of your activation reminded me of the day my daughter was activated. As a hearing person I could never describe the feelings you must have felt, but from my experience with my daughter, I know that wife and I agreed when we went through our decision making process that our daughter will always be deaf and we would keep her involved with the deaf community as much as possible even with the implants; but technology is awesome too!....god bless and good luck...happy new year!

  5. Happy new year for you Sarah, and for all of your family. I think that my English is better every time.
    For you Miss Arracacha, don't worry, I understand you because my English is not good, so I know that's difficult to write and speak in English.
    Furthermore, I'm from Spain.

  6. I know, Judit. It's difficult write in other language, but I thought "I need to write her". :)
    I wish everyone a happy new year... God bless you, Sarah

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