July 29, 2012

A Very Special Thank You

Yesterday was a special day.  We were lucky enough to celebrate three special occasions in one day. First, it was Jessi's 7th birthday!  While we are planning her party for another day, we did celebrate with chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast and a couple of gifts to open!

The second event was the wedding of a beautiful young lady who I babysat for when she was a little girl.  (So far, both were special events, although both have made me feel old!)

The third of these special events was the wedding of my cousin, Joe, to his beautiful bride Miranda.  I have to share with you their most special way of saying "Thank you".

(Please excuse the plain photo.  I'm so mad at myself for not taking a picture of this note card while it was sitting on the table at the reception.  The centerpieces were beautiful and this shimmering card was sitting in front of them, reflecting the glow of the candles.)

Isn't that the coolest thing ever?  Instead of spending money on trinkets for the guests to take home, they donated the money that they would have spent to JDRF in honor of Ally.  It made me cry, but it made my heart smile too.  What a completely selfless act, on a day that should be all about the newlyweds!

Ally told Miranda "thank you" and her response was, "Thank you for being so strong in dealing with your diabetes."  She also told me that she hoped that other guests at the wedding would read it and think about making a donation as well.

A few people around the DOC have been writing about the days when diabetes just makes us feel alone.  We get that.  But today we feel the opposite.  What a beautiful thing for our family to advocate for Ally and for her future through their support of JDRF!

So, thank you to Joe & Miranda, for making us feel special on your special day!



  1. Oh that is soooo sweet!! how wonderful of them...and THANK YOU to them for supporting you and your family and at the same time all of us.

    Happy Happy Birthday Jessi!! Sounds like you had a wonderful day.

  2. This makes me cry! How sweet! I'm sure that made Ally feel really special! And what a lovely idea, too! Much better than candy, anyway!!

    Happy Birthday to Jessi!! Did she like the toilet paper?!?

    1. Haha! Ally had so much fun with her little prank! Jessi didn't know whether to laugh or cry :)

  3. I'm usually not a crier, but this brought tears to my eyes! So thoughtful and meaningful!

    Happy birthday, Jessi!!!

  4. That is simply amazing and so beautiful! How wonderful! Were you surprised or did you know they were going to do that?! I would have LOST it if that was a surprise.

  5. Totally brought tears to my eyes! How wonderfully special and thoughtful!

  6. That made me cry... How beautiful!

  7. How wonderful that was. Very thoughtful for it being their day.

  8. What an awesome show of friendship!


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