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In loving memory

Posted: Tuesday, Sep. 03, 2013

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Photo by Lora Denton Photography.

Originally from England, Sarah Ryberg has lived in Charlotte for the last 12 years and is a graduate of UNC Charlotte. After two whirlwind weddings - one in Charlotte and another in her homeland - Sarah is settling into married life and learning what it takes to be a Mrs. You can reach Sarah at sarahmryberg@yahoo.com

Last week, my brother lost his best friend. She had been ill over the last few weeks, but her passing was completely unexpected. She was only 31 years old, and even a week later, it's still a big shock to us all. I knew Laura, and although we didn't always get along, I know how important she was to my brother. She wasn't just his best friend, he loved her. They shared the same humor, the same love of horror movies, and just genuinely understood one another. It's so hard to see him in pain as we grieve her passing, and all I can really do is remind him she will always be there, because I know she will be. I'm so proud of how strong my brother has been. He's been so much stronger than any of us and I know Laura would be so proud of him as well. As for me, I'll always remember the few times we spent together, like celebrating with her at my wedding and the trips to our apartment when Stephen, Robert, and I lived together. I'll always appreciate how much of a dedicated follower she was to my blog, even when things were rocky between us. Most importantly, I'm grateful for all the good times she shared with my brother and that even now she'll always be watching over him. You will be missed Laura and thank you for all the memories!

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