Finding My Soul in Icicle Valley… Special Memories…

by | Nov 29, 2020

Sarah , dearest daughter…

Dad’s favorite memories of Sarah…c1990

Memories of a special time…Leavenworth 25 years ago.

I often think about walking up our snow covered road to Shore St. when we first moved to our new home in the mountains.  Sadie came with us jumping around and having fun in the powder…it was very cold that year. Sadie loved her new home too.  It was the first time in my life that I felt truly free and living in the moment.  As a family we were blessed to find this special spot in paradise to raise our little girl and discover a more simple life style closer to mother nature’s gifts.  We never looked back…

For the first week we slept together upstairs with sleeping bags in our unfinished home.  You liked to sleep near us anyway. All these memories stay close to my heart.  I hope you remember too…

My most special memory is taking you to UVCS your 1st day in kindergarten.  You really wanted to get to school…no crying… I remember being surprised and happy at the same time.  You made lots of new friends. Each year there after we had flowers delivered to you in your classroom on your 1st day of school.

Happy Valentines Day!

Love you a bunch,


Dad, right after moving to Leavenworth Wa in 1990
Steve and Judy Sparks
Children and Families in Life After Trauma

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Steve Sparks is a retired information technology sales and marketing executive with over 35 years of industry experience, including a Bachelors’ in Management from St. Mary’s College. His creative outlet is as a non-fiction author, writing about his roots as a post-WWII US Navy military child growing up in the 1950s-1960s.
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