My mom. A person who loved helping people. Her job was a perfect fit for her. She helped people with their Social Security. She especially loved helping Veteran's at the hospital. She received countless thank you notes from the people that she helped. She kept them all.
She especially loved making her children's and later in life, her grandchildren's birthday cakes! It was a lot of work but she made sure that they had what they wanted and made their day even more special.
Seven years ago today, all of that came to an end. Mom, heading for the job she loved, lost her life in a car accident.
A couple of months after loosing her, my son was having a birthday. Making sure that he had a cake, I went to a local store and purchased one. He was sad. It was the first time he had a cake not made by Grandma. He kindly thanked me and then said that he wished I would have made one instead.
Not being one to decorate cakes but always wanted to make my kids smile, I set out to do just that. Mom's spirit and love of decorating inspired me to go forward. Armed with Mom's beloved books, hours of study and hands on training, love and devotion from my husband and kids we officially opened our "doors" in June of 2011.
So I have to Thank You Mom for handing down your love, spirit, patients and talents for cake decorating. I hope that I am making you proud.