The two orders I had due yesterday represented the beginning and end of life.
Each one was humbling in its own way.
Several posts ago, I wrote about auctioning off some cookies at the school where my mom works.
The woman who bought the platter of 2 dozen cookies had a specific 16 year old girl in mind who had cancer to give them to. This 16 year old absolutely loved cookies and bright colors and things full of life.
Originally (because of my busy schedule), we had discussed completing the order at the end of May.
When I emailed the winner to check in and let her know I could do them sooner, she informed me that the girl had been recently hospitalized. The same day I emailed her to tell her I would complete the order as soon as possible, the child passed away. Evidently, her passing happened a little more sooner than expected. Although, in my mind, I think 16 is too soon no matter how you look at it.
The winner asked if I could make some and have them ready for a celebration of Kganya's life reception held by a family friend.
I knew what Kganya loved and I tried to represent all things positive and uplifting and fun,
because at 16 that's how she should be remembered.
I chose bright colors, flowers and butterflies.
The winner of the auction emailed me to let me know how much the platter of cookies was appreciated. I am so happy I was able to help out in some small way and to help brighten the day just a little bit.
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