You can check out pics of Lauren’s altar for Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead (a Mexican holiday – folklore/tradition says that the gates of Heaven open at midnight on November 1st for all the children that have died to be reunited for the day with their loved ones. The following day, the adults come down to earth to celebrate) at the link below on Tumblr.
Lola’s Bucket List – Run the NYC Marathon
While this wasn’t exactly on the list, I know that it would have been something that Lauren would have loved to have added to #LolasBucketList
Our dear friend Scott ran with #FlatLola on the back of his cape, “On the wings of an Angel” ❤ in her memory ❤
My friends never cease to amaze me! Thank you Scott! xoxo
Below is the tribute video that we played during Lauren’s Celebration of Life — it was originally about 50 minutes long, so I have broken it down to three different videos. I know they are long (about 15 mn each) but so worth it. I really worked hard on getting the right music to go along with the pics. Enjoy =)
Part 3 may not be available (as of this writing) via mobile because of music copyright laws. I have disputed it (usually resolves within 24 hours or sooner). So if you can’t view via your iPad or smartphone, please check back later or change over to your computer/laptop to view.
I will be posting pics and video of the celebration itself after I get everything in one place and have some time to compile it all.
Swim With Dolphins
Thanks again to Nancy Beth, who marked another item off of #LolasBucketList and honored her on the day of her Celebration of Life by swimming with the dolphins at Atlantis!
Thank you NB for always remembering to #LoveLikeLola and for honoring Lauren’s memory by helping her with complete her bucket list. You are an amazing and awesome friend!
More Yoga on the Beach
This is from Team Lola’s Facebook page
Lola, your life is an inspiration. Thank you for helping me live life to the fullest. I know this was already done but here is one for your beautiful bucket list, YOGA ON THE BEACH!
Thank you Maya!!! #LolasBucketList #LoveLikeLola
Carve my name in a tree
Throw a drink in someone’s face
Watch a Sunrise
Thank you Tamara for doing this for Lola ❤
Here’s your sunrise baby! All the way from Venice, Italy
Always Love Like Lola
Lola’s eternal soul left this physical world on 8/8 at 8am – which we believe was her way of telling us that she will love us for eternity or infinity. She told me several times that she was not scared and that she was excited to start this next journey, knowing she would be greeted by Megan and Papa Perry and Mimi. While we are incredibly sad (death only sucks for the living), we can feel her joy at being able to dance and run, finally cancer free. She’s already sent us many signs that she will be by our side until we meet again.
She did not want a traditional funeral. We had a very small visitation for a few close friends and our immediate family at George Mark. She was, however, very specific about her Celebration of Life. I don’t have a date or venue yet, but I will post something as soon as I do.
Please remember that Lola would not want us to be sad. She was more worried about us than herself and we have to carry on, making sure that her legacy also lives on, in us.
As you go about your day, remember to always #LOVELIKELOLA
More to come
Peace and Love
– Lola’s mom ❤