My dear friend Melissa reached out to ask me to feature someone on the Hip and Fabulous site. For those of you who have been following the instagram channel @hipandfab, the content is often light with fun tips and tricks and a little mischievous at times. We feature emerging artists, poets, and pick out photos of women who are enjoying each other’s company. The underlying theme is for women to support other women while having fun at the same time.
An angel on earth: meet Sara Betz Bucciero
This nomination is someone incredibly special who is a different kind of hip and fabulous. Her qualities are sometimes taken for granted as most mothers have them. However, when these qualities persist in an unrelenting way during the most challenging circumstances that life offers, witnesses are left awestruck and overcome. These qualities are strength, and the never-ending love and commitment to one’s child.
The woman is Sarah Betz Bucciero, the child is her son Carter. Sarah is a newly published author. Her book is entitled “St Judes Momma, A Love Story.”. I am certain when Sarah first gave birth to her son Carter, she did not anticipate what life had in store for them. I am guessing she never knew at that time, she would one day write a book about their journey. You see, Carter was born with an inoperable brain tumor. From the footage of he and his family, they didn’t retreat when they received the most heart wrenching news imaginable. They didn’t turn their back on all the incredible beauty that life has to offer. They celebrated with smiles and pixie dust. They lived each day to the fullest when Carter was here. Carter’s journey in the physical world may be is over, but in many ways his Mom’s journey is just beginning.
When I learned of Sarah’s strength and love, I visualized one of my favorite animals, an elephant. If you have ever seen a mother
elephant and her child, the bond between the two is readily apparent. In fact, parenting aside, African culture revere the African Elephant as a symbol of strength and power. It is also praised for its size, longevity, stamina, mental faculties, cooperative spirit, and loyalty. This association was incredibly appropriate as you come to learn more about Sarah and her son Carter.
Buy The Book
Sarah continues on in Carter’s memory and his honor. Carter’s life has made a difference and Sarah’s dedication and loyalty to the cause will also make a difference. Through the sales of her book, Sarah is raising money on behalf of other St. Judes kids who are still fighting, still smiling, and still in the arms of their loving family. There will be a $5.00 donation for every book sold up to 100,000 which is Sarah’s goal. You can visit Amazon and purchase the book here .
I wrote another piece about the death of my father and my own struggle following. I have learned so much about grief and the physical and emotional pain that ensues. Here is the best description I have come across regarding grief. The waves that tighten your chest, fill your eyes with tears, and constrict your heart with sadness, is essentially that grief is love that has no where else to go. From my perspective, Sarah has found the most beautiful place for her love to go and that is in the service of others in Carter’s name. I celebrate you Sarah and the mission you have taken up. An elephant never forgets and neither will we.