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'Thank you,' says mother of missing mushroom picker to searchers
By Carol Sabo
I have lived and worked a very long time in Terrace. Terrace has something about it like no other place in the world; I believe that wholeheartedly.
I see the things people donate to make others lives better, I see the goodness of the community with every donation, with the story yesterday I saw on a friend's Facebook page about how some gentlemen paid for a young mother's purchases. In my work I work for others, it's just what I do - I don't think about it, it's just me.
I light fires under others feet and sometimes under other portions of their anatomy. I do it because I believe in this town, I believe in the people.
Not everyone was handed the same playbook when they were born. I try and even the playing field.
Thirty some odd years ago they handed me a baby in the hospital - it didn't come with a manual so I did the best I could, given what I had to work with at the time.
At some point I told myself I did a pretty darn good job and I felt good about the child I raised.
Then something happens and everything I've done has just shattered. I have never been in this position before.
Helpless. There is nothing I can do, nobody I can go to and say fix it, it's wrong and it needs to be fixed - I am totally and utterly helpless and to say I am a basket case would be an understatement.
I've been following the stories in the Standard - how many people have been out traipsing through wet underbrush looking for not just my son but Nova's as well.
Some know us, some don't. This is exactly what I mean about Terrace. It is community. It's about people. People aren't doing it for me, they aren't doing it for my son - they are doing it because it’s the right thing to do.
I salute you all as peers. We do what we do in different ways, but we do it for the same reason - because it needs to be done.
Win, lose or draw - you were a success. You tried. And for that, I thank you.
Carol Sabo is the mother of Michael Devlin Sabo, one of the two missing mushroom pickers.