Desserts for the Deserving
Amanda, from I Am Baker, blogged awhile back about delivering a little sunshine to those going through difficult times called Desserts for the Deserving. I am very thankful that I get to be involved with Desserts for the Deserving; to be able to deliver just a little bit of sunshine. There is nothing like an unexpected gift at an unexpected time. People from all over went on Amanda’s website and nominated friends and family and why they were deserving of a little pick me up.
Desserts for the Deserving was established in 2011 with the sole purpose of bringing people joy. It is a non profit movement where bloggers, bakers, crafters, and all forms of creative people offer up time and resources to bring strangers joy.
One morning I received an email with my nominee’s information. Her story is not all that different from my sister-in-law’s. She suffers from Fibromyaligia. If you don’t know anything about this condition, it is quite deblitating. Fibromyalgia is a common syndrome in which a person has long-term, body-wide pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Imagine going through the day with chronic pain.
As I thought about this dear lady, I didn’t know quite what to make.
You want it to be special. You want so desperately to brighten her day.
Even if just a little.
It was nearing the 4th of July, so I decided to do patriotic colored hot air balloons.
Hot air balloons launch near our home almost weekly.
There is something hopeful about balloons.
I so desperately want her not to lose hope in the midst of the pain.
Bunting and Chevron patterns always bring a smile.
There is something cheerful about bunting.
As I packed up the boxes with some 4th of July goodies, my prayer was that
this precious woman’s day would be brightened by this package on her
The boxes are packed. I am thankful that I was chosen to be able to send cookies.
My prayer is that doctor’s would have wisdom and be able to help these
individuals who are struggling with pain day in and day out as they
learn to live with Fibromyaligia.
My prayer’s are with this precious woman and her daughter
who cares for her.
Would you like to read more about Desserts for the Deserving? Amanda, set up a Pinterest board with many of the different creations and stories that have been sent out around the country. Pop over to these blogs and pages and read about some of the other families and their stories.
Here are the links to a few: