If you are reading this, the Mayans were wrong. And that’s a relief because frankly I am too busy to manage a production of “The World Coming To An End” right now. I had actually planned for this post to “auto-launch” this morning and not only did that not work (I did suspect the Mayans for a minute), I managed to delete the whole body of the post and had to start over, so you probably don’t want me on your team if the world ends anyway.
Unfortunately, for so many loved ones and survivors of the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy, the world as they knew it did end a week ago today. It makes certain things seem less important. It makes us stop and think.
As part of the “Cookies & Crafts For Sandy Hook” project , and in honor of the Sandy Hook victims and families, we made three kinds of cookies last night and will be delivering those to “first responders” in our community. Those who are usually first on the scene when a tragedy strikes and could maybe use some holiday cheer.
As Dorothy at “Crazy For Crust” so poignantly says on her blog: “I know that the people of Newtown aren’t reading this right now; that my cookies aren’t going to help them heal. But maybe, just maybe, the band of bloggers that unite today can, in some way, provide some comfort. Because it will let them know that, a week later, we are still thinking of them. And we won’t stop anytime soon.”
I can’t think of any better way to say it than that.
While I love to bake, it seemed very fitting that the cookies we made for this tribute were made using cookie dough from a fundraiser at my two youngest boy’s Elementary School. We made about 6 dozen cookies to give out.
All in honor of the littlest angels and those teachers that also sacrificed their lives trying to keep them safe.