In tribute of today’s operation and the continuing fight against cancer, I present to you today’s GWSotD :
In lieu of traditional favors, B & I made a donation to LIVESTRONG – a foundation very near and dear to us. We wrapped the napkin rolls with a LIVESTRONG band for each guest, with a card tucked in explaining our donation and the foundation. It was so cool seeing everybody with their yellow bands on at the end of the night!
The wedding party got extra special bands – custom ordered with the name of a loved one that’s fought/survived/passed from the disease.
L, SheaShea, MiniTwin, my Mom & I all wore ones for L’s mom who lost her fight in August, and we also presented bands to L’s sister and dad. It was a touching (and obviously tear-worthy) moment that I made sure took place BEFORE makeup.
We knew she was there, watching her “Sarah Girl” marry the boy of her dreams. L said she was finding 2011 pennies alllll week – Mom2’s way of saying she’s looking down on you. L sealed one up in my card (even before I’d given her her bracelet!) and it’s in my purse just waiting for something special to be done with it…
“Live, Laugh, Love – TLR 8.5.10”