Letter From Japan

As we are finalizing the last minute details of the itinerary for Europe…I had to take pause when a touching letter arrived for me from Kazuo Sakashita, a burn survivor from Saitama-ken, Japan. I was touched by Mr. Sakashita’s story during our visit in Tokyo, as he was burned many years ago and spent a large part of his life feeling very alone. He shared with me how he watched the Fuji TV Amazing Stories episode in December, which featured my journey as a burn survivor to the Mrs. International crown. The message spoke to him, and he knew it was God’s plan that we should meet. Tears streamed down both of our faces as his words were interpreted, but I can assure you I felt his message long before the interpreter opened her mouth.

Here is the letter sent to me by this lovely individual who lives a world away:
Dear Mrs. Sarah,
Thank you very much for your kind card, which I received on my birthday. It was first time getting birthday card from Mrs. International. I was so moved when I received it. Your encouraging words really cheered up me and I could feel happiness. I am deeply grateful to you.
Well, if you do not mind, I want to send you a picture which your husband took. When you come to Asia, please do come to Japan again and see us. We will always waiting you. I wish you and your family all the good luck.
Sincerely yours,
Kazuo Sakashita
My hopes and dreams of honoring this crown and all that it represents have exceeded any expectation I could have imagined. Meeting individuals like Mr. Sakashita throughout the world has been the most unbelievable journey. I am humbly filled with gratitude to God, to all of the people who have graciously supported me, and I am so very ready to see what treasured memories Europe will hold! I hope you will follow my blog, because we have some incredible events planned in; London, Paris, Frankfurt, Geneva, Rome and Istanbul!

With an abundance of love and appreciation,

Sarah Bazey
Mrs. International 2012


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