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Teen Keeps Tradition of Last Day of School Photo with Mother by Visiting Her Gravesite

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The start of summer means graduation. Seniors will kick off their vacation days with hats off to the past four years of homework and finals.

One graduating senior from Mesquite, Texas, ended her year with an annual tradition. A photo beside her sweet mom and a yummy treat was a must for Savannah Inthalangsy.

Ever since Savannah was a freshman in high school, she and her mother, Phelana Foster, would pose for a photo together on the first and last day of school.

They’d hold Starbucks drinks or ice cream, and smile in celebration of another new beginning or ending.

But the close of senior year would be a bit different than the rest. And that’s because Savannah’s mother recently ended her fight with ovarian cancer in December of 2017.

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The battle lasted seven years, ending just shy of Savannah’s final semester at John Horn High School. Still, the Mesquite teen wasn’t going to let her grief stop her from following through with their tradition.

“I’d been thinking about it for a while and I was like, ‘What am I gonna do for my picture?'” Savannah shared. “But I just wanted to finish it off.”

And finish it off she did. In a post on Twitter, Savannah shared every beginning and ending moment — the final, graveside photo will warm and break your heart at once.

“For 4 years I’ve taken pictures with my mom on my first and last days of school,” she wrote on Twitter. “She wasn’t able to make it for the last one, but her strength motivated me to stay strong during this time.”

The tweet has since gone viral, even inviting a response from Starbucks. “She’d probably joke around about being famous,” Savannah said of her mother.

Though her mother is no longer around to walk her through these next steps into adulthood, Savannah’s attitude remains positive and hopeful.

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“I would say we were best friends,” Savannah commented.

And best friends stay with us long after they’re gone. We wish Savannah the best as she heads off to college next year — her bravery is an inspiration to us all.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
Location
Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Entertainment, Faith




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