My new past time is baking, lots and lots of baking, in fact, I have become Dr. Rob's Bakery assisted by lots of friends and family. My youngest son's best friend Rob, is a medical resident, training to become a pediatrician. In April, he was informed that he would be going to Afghanistan to begin his repayment to the Navy for his medical training. He is now with the 2/7 Marines somewhere in Afghanistan until November.
Since this young man is like our third son, I knew I had to do something for him and the troops that he is caring for. Dr. Rob's Bakery was born on my son's birthday this year. Since then, we have sent out 26 boxes to the Marines with Dr. Rob, 66 dozen cookies, 10 loaves of banana bread and 10 big pans of brownies. Every week-end I bake as much as possible, my daughter-in-law & I collect other treats and necessities to add to each box and friends come to help pack and transport to the post office. 20 sponsors have signed up to send a box through Dr. Rob's bakery. I developed a little system so the sponsors will see the fruits of their generosity. When the box is shipped, the sponsor is told exactly what was in the box and when it was sent. When the package is received in Afghanistan, the sponsor is notified and Rob is also sent information on who sponsored the box. It has been an incredibly rewarding project. Each cookie is delivered with a gentle thought of peace and love and a prayer for safety, physically and emotionally. Eileen & I have chosen Dr. Rob's Bakery as our company charity this year. Our hearts are touched by those willing to sacrifice so much and we encourage any one to join us if your heart is moved.
Pink Friday was great fun last week, and we are looking forward to "The Cottage Porch" this week. Spend Friday with the shops at Make Mine Pink for a great selection of treasures. Forget Me Not Dreams will be featuring some fantastic finds at sale prices!