SPA DAY!!! On Friday, my sweet hubby surprised me with a trip to the spa with one of my bestest friends, Carrie. We had a facial wax (ouch), a relaxing lunch, a makeup application session, and a spa pedicure and manicure. It was wonderful. Not only is Carrie one of my nearest and dearest friends, she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. After two major surgeries, she is now cancer free but still has a long road ahead of her for reconstruction. So for her, our spa day was very much needed!
Friday night was also the Relay for Life event for our town, so we left the spa and drove straight to the event so that we could celebrate sweet Carrie’s battle (in which cancer was a big, fat loser). It was heartwarming to see all the survivors at the event and the great turnout of people who are dedicated to finding a cure for cancers of all kinds. The best part? The lantern release. Think Tangled. Relay teams sold paper lanters in memory and in honor of cancer patients. At 9:00 p.m., in the midst of an area blackout, 150 paper lanters were lit and released among utter silence. This picture doesn’t quite do the event justice, but here is my last-minute, grab the phone snap, photo:
150 lanterns lit to celebrate the strength of those diagnosed with this terrible disease and to honor the battles that are fought daily.