Verse 9: They came to the place that El-him had designated to him. Avraham built the altar there, and arranged the wood. He bound his son Yitzchok, and placed him on the altar, on top of the wood.
Verse 1: The lifetime of Sarah consisted of one hundred years, twenty years and seven years. [These were] the years of Sarah's life.
Verse 2: Sarah died in Kiryas Arba, which is Chevron, in the land of Canaan. Avraham came to eulogize Sarah and to weep for her.
Rashi: To eulogize Sarah and to weep for her.
The narrative of Sarah's death immediately follows the Akeidah [binding] of Yitzchok because as a result of the news of the Akeidah, that her son had been prepared for slaughter and had almost been slaughtered, her soul departed from her and she died.7
Some say she died from fear that Abraham would sacrifice, Isaac, her only son, and others say that she was afraid that Abraham was too "soft" and refuse G-d's commandments. As I was reading the parsha today, I came to a different conclusion. Sara know what g-d had commanded. She simply prayed to G-d saying:
"G-d, please take me, instead."
And that's what happened. A mother's love saved her son. Compare that with Hagar and Ishmael!