Almost Bit Off More Than I Should--Long

Decorating By Mac Updated 20 Sep 2008 , 7:49pm by Mike1394

Mac Posted 20 Sep 2008 , 3:52am
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Well, let me tell you...the last 2 days have been a blur.
Wanting to do something to make the evacuees smile (if even just for a few minutes)...I thought "Hey, why don't I see if any of the shelters have kids that are celebrating a birthday while they are here. I will offer to make them a cake for free". Got this wild idea Thursday...called 4 of the churches and made my offer.

The first place must have been stressed..."Ma'am we have 120 evacuees and birthdate wasn't required when they came in". icon_eek.gif "Uh, OK, thank you!" The other 3 were very much interested. So 2 of the churches called that same day and wanted a cake to serve all of the evacuees and volunteers "Just write 'Happy Birthday or God Bless' on them". One place had 150 total and the other had 80 total--for Friday.

Last night, I baked 4 half sheet cakes and 50 cupcakes until 1:30 am. Frosted cakes and cuppies this AM and delivered. This, in addition to doing my regular job of home health P.T. with 7 patients.

Well, it was worth it...it really hurts my heart to see so many people that just looked--oh, I don't know, lost or bored. Many were sitting outside visiting with each other. And the guys were all wanting to help get the cakes in. Sorry this is so long but I needed a break from the 3 LARGE cakes that I am working on tonite.

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xstitcher Posted 20 Sep 2008 , 3:59am
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That was really thoughtful of you Mac! I'm sure it was really appreciated!

People like you is what makes the world a better place!! icon_smile.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

stsapph Posted 20 Sep 2008 , 4:07am
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God bless you! That is so sweet of you to even think about doing that. I'm sure you brightened everyone's day.

cutthecake Posted 20 Sep 2008 , 4:10am
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That was wonderul act of kindness. You brought happiness to many.

ladyellam Posted 20 Sep 2008 , 4:22am
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That was a beautiful act of Kindness on your part. I am sure you will be rewarded 10 fold. Hope you get some rest.

twooten173 Posted 20 Sep 2008 , 4:37am
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I love to hear about random acts of kindness!!

KKC Posted 20 Sep 2008 , 4:46am
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God bless your soul! You don't find many people like you these days. You are truly going to receive many blessing among the ones you already have!

Open up a window, he's pouring out a blessing!

Cakepro Posted 20 Sep 2008 , 6:22am
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That was really sweet of you. icon_smile.gif What a way to help out and use your God-given talent. High five!

Teenequeene Posted 20 Sep 2008 , 6:23am
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If only there were more wonderful people in the world like you.
2 thumbs up!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

1234me Posted 20 Sep 2008 , 1:05pm
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good for you! I am sure they loved it! very thoughtful!

Luby Posted 20 Sep 2008 , 6:00pm
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Bless your heart - we certainly need more people as kind-hearted and generous as you in this world thumbs_up.gif

Mike1394 Posted 20 Sep 2008 , 7:49pm
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Awesome. Wonderful, wonderful thing you did.

Mike

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