Friday, August 12, 2011

For Jennie

 

I honestly don't even know how to start this post.  I've written it a thousand times in my head, and now that I'm sitting at the computer, the words won't come.

Earlier this week Jennifer Perillo of In Jennie's Kitchen lost her husband suddenly.  There was no chance for a goodbye.  She has two girls, 8 and 3.  Though I've never met her in person, I follow her through her blog and on Twitter.  And even though I don't know her or her family, when I read what had happened, it brought me to tears. 

On Tuesday she posted on her blog.  I don't know that I would have had the composure to do so.  This is part of what she wrote:

For those asking what they can do to help my healing process, make a peanut butter pie this Friday and share it with someone you love. Then hug them like there's no tomorrow because today is the only guarantee we can count on.

So I baked today, along with many others. I made our family's new favorite chocolate chip cookie.  It's not a peanut butter pie, but it's my way of telling my family I love them, my way of grieving for Jennifer's loss, my way of helping.


2 comments:

Carrie said...

i love this... I had to make something too... it was the only way I could help. And I will also be making chocolate chip cookies this weekend for my husband... because I've put it off for far too long. I love the picture of your sons in front of the oven! thank you for sharing!

The Vanilla Bean Baker said...

Lovely Katy.