Oct 31, 2012

Humbled (Part One)

If you were to ask me what my favorite part of my cookie adventure is
my response would be the same every time.
Friendships!
Since I have started this cookie adventure,
I have met some of the
nicest,
friendliest,
sweetest,
kindest,
most generous,
talented,
encouraging,
supportive,
and funniest
people on the
face of the earth.
I have known this for a long time,
but last month,
the depth of those friendships
the kindness of those friendships,
the generosity of those friendships
exceeded even my wildest imagination.
 
I started writing this post..and it kind of
grew
and
grew
and grew
 
so,
I have decided to break it into
several parts
I hope you will not mind
and that you will come back for
more parts
I promise, it is a great story,
a touching story
and a story of how
people all over the place
changed my life, and the life of Collin.
I started baking cookies as treats for my son, Collin's
Special Service Class.
Then it kinda grew, and grew and grew.
 
Last month, I was a little discourage at the funding given to
the Special Services Classes at my son's school.
So...I sprung into action, baked some cookies
and offered 2 dozen up for Auction on my Facebook Page.

I decided to bake and decorate puzzle cookies,
because I love puzzle cookies
and I AM The Cookie Puzzle.

BUT!

I wanted to do some special puzzle cookies,
and my friend Jodi from Serendipitous Sweets
made These, and when I asked her, she gave me
permission to use her cookies as inspiration!

These are Jodi's cookies...NOT mine!
I have to tell you, when I saw these cookies, I cried!

The quilted puzzle look just amazed me!

They were perfect in every way.

So, I made some quilted puzzle cookies


 
I post the auction, hoping that I might be able to raise $50 for the class.
BOY was I WRONG!
Soon my friends were sharing, and sharing, and the bids
started coming in.
 
 
At the end of the Auction, thanks to
 
 
and
 
 
 
The Auction raised
$225
for the class!
 
 
I was shocked once again!
 
 
See...Very Special People!


I was overwhelmed, Collin was stunned, and his teacher was amazed!


We now had $225 to spend on the classroom!


What to buy?
What to buy?
That was the question!


We have bought a few small things, order some things, and trying
to get as much as we can.


But we thank you!


Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!


You will never know how much your generosity mean to these kids.


For once, they get to feel special, they get to have the things that
make them happy, things that help them learn,
things that let them know they are SPECIAL!
 
 
The Auction ended on a Saturday,
I was so happy, so humbled, so grateful!
 
 
I was walking on cloud nine!
 
 
Little did I know what was about to happen!
 
Until next time.....
Hugs
Kim

1 comment:

  1. You my dear friend, are the special one. These children will always hold a place in my heart. Never meeting any of these children, they unknowingly helped me during a very difficult time in my life. I will forever be grateful and will help them now whenever I can.

    ((hugs)) to you sweetie LOTS of ((hugs))

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