This weekend, love won – in more ways than one.
This weekend marked the wedding ceremonies of two very special women. One of them is a friend of mine who is battling a second round of breast cancer at the ripe old age of 39. This woman bravely fought it and won. In the process, she met the love of her life and they began to plan their wedding. Just a few months ago, my friend found out that her breast cancer had returned. Her hair had just begun growing back and she was adjusting to the idea of having short, curly hair for her wedding. Suddenly, she had to face the fact that her hair was going to fall out – again. She got permission from her oncologist to postpone her chemo treatment one week so that she could fully celebrate her union to the love of her life. She found a most gorgeous wig that complemented her face and her dress beautifully and walked down the aisle this past weekend and into his waiting arms.
Secondly, one of our former SMT scholarship recipients wed the love of her life this weekend as well. This brave young woman was born with a heart defect and had the open heart surgeries needed to correct it when she was little. Our foundation that we created in honor of our daughter who died of a heart defect supported her during her four years of college studying to be a special education teacher. Shortly after becoming a teacher, she met a wonderful man and they got engaged, and this past weekend, she too, walked down the aisle and into his waiting arms.
Love wins. Again.
Love wins again and again – whether it is romantic love or the love of a parent and child.
We only have to open our eyes to see it happening all around us and to make it happen ourselves. I admire these two women so much and I am proud to call them friends.