Nov 4, 2012

Humbled (Part Two)

Thanks for coming back to hear
"The Rest of the Story"
In case you missed the first part
you can read about it Here

So...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!

I came home from work that Monday

and there was a package waiting for me,
when I saw it was from Cookies for iPads,
 I was
pretty excited, the t-shirts I had ordered were HERE!

If you are interested in purchasing a shirt of your own,
you can find information on their Facebook Page
Aren't they cool?

They are so cute, I ordered three!

If you do not know about Cookies for iPads,
I wrote about them Here

They are an amazing group in Ohio. who,
bake cookies and sell them to raise money
to purchase iPads for Autistic Children.

This is an organization near and dear to my heart,
I support them in any way that I can.

So, I set the box on the table, changed clothes, read the mail,

you know the stuff you do when you get home from work.

The I sat down to look at my t-shirts,

I opened the box, and there was a card

Dear Kim,

On behalf of Cookies for iPads, here is an iPad for Collin!
How can I say thank you for being a part of helping us reach 20 iPads, or all of the cookies you and your cookie friends sent?
Well…by sending your amazing son the iPad he deserves! May God rich him greatly with this device in ways we can not yet see!

Melissa and the Team at Cookies for iPads

In the box was an iPad for Collin!

Umm..lets just say what happened next was not a pretty site

I grabbed the box, my phone and ran out to the back yard!

Crazy women?


A woman who was crying like a baby!

And, I did not want Collin to see me!

I cried for a good 10 minutes, and called my husband,

of course I was crying, and he got scared, and when I finally found

the words to tell him, he rushed home, and when he got here

he was teary eyed too.

Then I called my mom, and my sister, and emailed my bestie.

I was just so humbled, and in total shock!

I was totally surprised, I had no idea

no idea what so ever!

I was expecting t-shirts


an iPad!

So, after we gained control of our emotions, we called Collin

into the kitchen, and I read him the card

His eyes got HUGE!

"For ME?" he asked

"Yes, Collin, for you, because you are special!"
I promise, he is excited......I just forgot to tell him to SMILE!

Collin knows all about Cookies for iPads, when I bake cookies for them

he always helps, he know we bake cookies to raise money to buy

iPads for "special" children.

He KNOWS cookies buy iPads for "special" children.


Collin does not know HE is one of those special children.

Well, he knows...but he never thought he would get one,

never asked for one

never wanted one.
So..he took it into his room, and my husband and I went to the store
to get him a case for it.
When we came home, he was watching TV, and the iPad was on the foot of his bed.
When I asked him how he liked it, his answer shocked me.
He told me to
"Send it back, I do not deserve it, give it to someone who REALLY needs it"
Broke my heart.
It took several hours to convince him, that he DID deserve it, that he WAS special
and that they WANTED him to have it!
Later that night, I could hear him in his room
"They gave me an iPad, because I am special"
"They gave me an iPad, because I am special"
"They gave me an iPad, because I am special"
So...after he fell asleep, and the house was quiet, I jumped online, shared the story, and chatted
with my cookie friends...they were all so supportive, so happy for Collin.

I was so worried about sharing this with anyone.

Well, I was worried that people would think that I only supported
Cookies for iPads,
to GET an iPad for Collin.

Would they think I had selfish motives in my support of them?

Would they think Collin did not deserve it?

Would they get sick of hearing my constantly talking about
Cookies for iPads, and Autism in general?

I will admit I was scared to share about it, publicly, for several days.
Only our family and my close cookie friends, online knew about it.

But they were soo supportive, and encouraging, and kind, and encouraged me to
step out of my comfort zone, and share it with everyone.

So after a couple of day's, I shared on my personal Facebook page
and on The Cookie Puzzle page.


I Had to, because what happened
next, simply BLEW MY MIND!
Until next time,


  1. Oh Kim I am in tears reading this. Collin truly deserved the iPad. He is so special and so is his wonderful momma. I'm so glad you chose to write about this. Cookies for iPads is such a wonderful organization & I plan on helping them as many times as I can.

  2. What a special gift. Not just the iPad, but the fact that your son has a tangible item to remind him every single day that he is special. god Bless.


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