Sixty-four days and counting. Unbelievable how time flies. It seems like just yesterday I was in Malibu on one knee reciting an original poem to Sheridan, asking her to be my wifey. Now, here I am, a little over two months from getting hitched. I wanted to continue my wedding reflection journey by talking about a decision Sheri and I made that personally means a whole lot to me. Today, I want to talk about our wedding favors:[featured-image]
In fact, this particular post really puts wedding planning in perspective for me. This probably won’t be new news for you, but weddings cost money. Lots of it. When we started looking for favor ideas we began to discuss the various things people have done for favors. Personalized wine glasses, mints, CD compilations, and personalized chocolate bars all came to mind. But honestly, I can’t tell you what I’ve done with half of those favors. And you probably would tell me the same thing.
So as we continued to search for ideas several months ago, a question continued to haunt me. Would you pay for some dirt? This question haunted me because it told me how serious the issue of hunger is in other countries. Around that time, a friend of mine sent me an ABC News article. In Haiti, the poor resort to eating dirt for nutrition. Dirt, y’all!!! Not only do they eat it, they have to buy it!!!!! They buy “cookies” with the little money they can scrape up. The “cookies” are made of dirt, salt and vegetable shortening have become a regular meal. I almost wept when I read that.