Baby Miranda Taken Off Life Support

By: Sherene Tagharobi Email
By: Sherene Tagharobi Email

At Brown's Floral shop there are reminders of Sara Cole everywhere: for example, her favorite flower, the garden rose, and murals she painted all over the shop's walls.

"She was so multi-talented that we were all jealous," said Chris Grostefon co-owner of the shop. "But she did our walls."

Sara worked there 11 years before dying Saturday in a car crash. She was more than eight months pregnant.

"It's hard to wrap your brain around it," Grostefon said. "You just can't figure out why."

Tens of thousands of people wondering the same thing turned to prayer. On Facebook there's been an outpouring of support for her, her parents and husband Chad who survived the crash, and her baby girl. Little Miranda spent three days on life support before her father had to say goodbye to her Tuesday night. Chad's brother Aaron says they're overwhelmed by the love.

"To think 30,000 people are praying for us...It's unreal. It's also really hard to process. We're grateful for the way that form of media has supported our family in this time," he said.

Grostefon says Sara was like family. And her love for her husband of 14 years was unlike any other.

"Whenever he would call the shop and she would say goodbye to Chad, she would do the phone kiss," she said, making the corresponding sounds, "and it was always two."

Grostefon says whether you had a question about flowers, orr life, Sara always had an answer.

"We always asked Sara cause she knew," she said. "She knew somthing about everything, it was amazing.

Grostefon says she was going to throw Sara a second baby shower at work, but they'd agreed to do it after Miranda was born.


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