|I met Sonya several years ago through Rachel. Although I was not close to Sonya I know the world has lost a wonderful person. The smile she always wore was contagious. "Hey girl" is how she always addressed me before Paying me a compliment. I would always wonder how she never had a hair out of place and her makeup always perfect. I loved the way she looked at children with loving eyes you could tell she was meant to be a mother. The handful of times I saw her and Rob together they cracked me up picking on each other smiling the whole time with their sarcastic personalities. I could tell Robs sun rose and set on Sonya. I also knew she loved him. I hope and pray her Beautiful daughters always remember her smile and how much their mother loved them. I think heaven is lucky today their newest member is a true gem.
|I met Sonya through Rachel. What I remember most about her was her smile and her red hair and laughter. Her laughter could brighten anyone up. I remember it was so funny to see her dog someone out. She wasnt mean about it. It was just so funny to see her in action. I really remember her dancing one night I was over at her house with Rachel. Sonya wanted to learn a few "moves" At one point Sonya was tyring to get both her legs over her head. LOL I was laughing so hard I was crying. I didnt really spend the time with her that Rachel did but she had such an impact on me I will never forget her. Her smile melted my heart and her laughter will be heard for ever in my heart.
|SONYA AND I MET ABOUT 71/2 YEARS AGO. WE MOVED IN NEXT DOOR TO HER. THE FIRST TIME I REMEMBER SEEING HER SHE WAS STANDING AT THE FRONT DOOR WITH THE GARDEN HOSE SPRAYING ROB WHO WAS STANDING IN THE STREET SCREAMING "OK SONYA I'M SORRY". I LOOKED AT MY EXHUSBAND AND SAID WOW WHAT A WIERD COUPLE. SONYA AND I JOKED A LOT ABOUT HOW LONG WE LIVED NEXT DOOR BOTH WANTING TO TALK TO THE OTHER BUT NEVER GETTING THE NERVE TO DO IT. THEN ONE DAY SHE CAME KNOCKING ON MY DOOR AND ASKED IF I WAS PREGNENT. I SAID YES AND SHE SAID SHE WAS GLAD THAT I WASN'T JUST GETTING FAT BECAUSE THEN SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN EMBARRASSED FOR ASKING. FROM THEN ON SHE MADE ME LAUGH. SHE WAS PREGNANT TOO. SO WE SPENT THE LAST FEW MONTHES OF OUR PREGNANCIES TOGETHER. WE PLANNED NURSERIES, BOUGHT CLOTHES, TALKED ABOUT LABOR AND DELIVERY, COMPLAINED ABOUT HUSBANDS. WE JUST BONDED RIGHT AWAY. THEN AFTER THE BABIES WERE BORN IT WAS UNBELIEVEABLE HOW MUCH THEY LOOKED ALIKE. ONE DAY ROB CAME HOME FROM WORK AND SONYA WAS HOLDING MY BABY AND HE THOUGHT SHE WAS THEIRS. I MOVED WHEN MY DAUGHTER WAS 8 WEEKS OLD, BUT WE CONTINUED OUR GAME NIGHT PLAYING SPADES OR SCATTERGORIES OR SCRABBLE(SONYA ALWAYS GOT MAD BECAUSE ROB TOOK TOO LONG TO FIND A WORD). I REMEMBER SHE USED TO CALL ME LITTLE BETTY HOMEMAKER BECAUSE I WAS ALWAYS COOKING BIG MEALS(NOW I'M THE MCDONALDS QUEEN). WHEN SHE WAS PREGNANT WITH TAYLOR SHE SHOWED UP AT MY DOOR WITH A FROZEN CHICKEN AND SAID MAKE ME SOME CHICKEN ENCHILADAS PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE. WE MADE THEM TOGETHER. SO MANY GOOD MEMORIES. I WENT FOR ABOUT 11/2 YEARS WITHOUT TALKING TO HER BECAUSE WE HAD BOTH MOVED AT THE SAME TIME. ABOUT A WEEK BEFORE MY DIVORCE SHE CALLED ME OUT OF THE BLUE. SHE MUST HAVE SENSED THAT I NEEDED HER. WHEN I MOVED BACK SHE WAS THERE TO HELP. ALWAYS DID THE KIDS BIRTHDAY PARTIES. ALWAYS HAPPY ALWAYS THERE TO TALK. SHE WAS THERE FOR THE BIRTH OF MY BABY LAST YEAR ON AUGUST 13TH AND THIS YEAR SHE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE HERE FOR THE 1ST BIRTHDAY PARTY.I HOPE THAT SHE KNEW HOW MUCH THAT I LOVED AND APPRECIATED HER. IT STILL DOESN'T SEEM REAL FOR ME. I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT. SHE WAS A WONDERFUL MOTHER. HER KIDS ALWAYS CAME FIRST. EVERYONE WHO KNEW HER KNEW THAT SHE AND ROB HAD THEIR UPS AND DOWNS. JUST LAST WEEK I SAID TO HER THAT SHE KNEW ROB WAS HER SOUL MATE AND SHE SADI"UGHH I KNOW" WITH A GLITTER IN HER EYES AS SHE WATCHED HIM PLAY WITH THE GIRLS. EVERYONE KEEPS TELLING ME THAT EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON, BUT I SURE CAN'T FIGURE IT OUT. ALL I KNOW IS THAT I LOST A BEST FRIEND. WE LOST A GOOD MOTHER, SISTER, DAUGHTER, GRANDDAUGHTER, WIFE, AND FRIEND. I LOVE YOU SONYA AND I HOPE THAT I CAN FOREVER HEAR YOUR LAUGH AND SEE YOUR SMILE
| I remember the first time I meet Sonya. Eric and I had just began dating and her and Rob came over to visit. Rachel is so right....she always hated her hair. When I meet her, she was wearing a wig, because she got mad at her hair and cut it all off. And she always took up for Rachel. If Eric ever had a bad word to say about her, she was right there on Rachel's side. If Rachel needed a ride somewhere or needed anything, she was there. Through thick and thin, good and bad, she was always a good friend. I didn't get a chance to really know her and Rob, due to my busy schedule. I regret that I missed out on having a really good friendship with her. My heart goes out to Rob, the girls, friends and family. They are in my thoughts and prayers. Everyone will miss you Sonya! When it's my time to go, I can smile knowing I will meet you again in heaven.
|I met Sonya through my sister Rachel. Although we haven't known each other well, or even that long, I trust her more than I trust most of my family. I could talk to her about anything. I could tell her problems I'm having with my husband or anyone else, and her reply always was "Well, they'll get over it." I remember on the way down to South Carolina to my sisters house we started talking about Rob. She had said that she loved the way Rob was with the girls. She loved Rob with all her heart and she told me...many many times. She really loved her girls and was such a caring mother. On the whole trip all I remember is her calling Taylor her little Tater-bug. We sat back on the long ride and listened to Erica singing to her headphones. She told me Rachel had a beautiful voice. She said, "That girl has got an amazing voice. She needs to get up off her butt and put her voice to good use." After the conversation ended, Sonya started singing.
Sonya and I had a little "secret" from my sister. I was supposed to quit smoking and Sonya told me to grab one of her cigarettes. I told her Rachel would be so angry. She looked at me with a sparkle in her eye and said, "Well, we won't tell her. Just spray yourself with perfume and brush your teeth." It didn't work! Rachel smelled it anyway.
Sonya will definitely be missed. If I could have said one last thing to her I would have told her I loved her. It seems so unfair that I walked away and she's gone. The Lord needed her in heaven I suppose. I will always remember Sonya and her BIG smile. She was always happy. I have never seen her upset, just happy. That's the way I will remember her. I can't wait to see Sonya again. She was like another big sister to me.