I got a phone call the other week from one of my very favorite friends.
She and I met in Hawaii. A far cry from my roots here in Minnesota. We were young-in's, not even 21. After our short stint at school in Hawaii and a missions trip to Papua New Guinea, she went back to her home in Washington and I came back here.
We have only seen each other a handful of times in the last ten years, but every time we connect on the phone, it's as if we live two minutes away and just saw each other yesterday. I so wish we did!
Don't you just cherish those kinds of friends so much?
Anyways, this friend from mine from Washington read about the Bake & Give Project and wanted to be a blessing to Elijah. But what makes her so amazing is that she wanted to take it one step further and be a blessing to others.
So she got a group of friends together and they placed an order. Six dozen cookies. Any flavors I wanted to make. A dozen each to be sent to six different addresses.... anonomously. A surprise of cookies mailed to someone they knew was going through a rough time or to someone that could just use a little blessing in the mail.
I've been learning alot as I bake. And not just about how measurements should be accurate, or ingredients should be at room temperature, or exactly the right speeds to mix, but about how there is good out there in the world. About how people really do want to give and spread a little bit of love to others. About how things don't always have to be said, but can be spoken through actions.
The cookies were baked. Six dozen different kinds. Because I just got excited.
And the cookies were packaged with care and mailed.
And I hope enjoyed.
I am so inspired by these women. And by those who have ordered. Thank you!!
Much Baking Love,
Jessie the Baker