“You are the sunshine of my life.”
The words from Stevie Wonder’s famous song echoed through the Fairmont Olympic Hotel ballroom, where families gathered Sunday for WACAP’s annual Mother’s Day Brunch. Rani Weatherby, a WACAP adoptee, sang and strummed her ukulele, her music capturing the moment powerfully and the sentiment perfectly.
As families celebrated the extraordinary women in their lives — mothers, grandmothers, aunts, friends — Rani’s voice rang out, and rang true. “You are the apple of my eye. / Forever you’ll stay in my heart.”
Children, many adopted through WACAP, honored their moms with a parade, walking across the sunlit stage.
We are grateful to everyone who attended this special mother’s day brunch, and the many WACAP staff and volunteers who helped make it possible, including Shelley Ngo of WACAP’s board and Katie Robertson, and our course, our musicians, Rani and pianist Seth Jacobson. Thank you to all who gave to WACAP, helping us reach the children who don’t yet have a family of their own.
And most of all thank you to the families and children who made this day so special and bright.