Today has been a day for pies. Not just any pies though. Today was a day for Peanut Butter Pie.
Jennie over at In Jennie’s Kitchen lost her husband, Mikey, very suddenly due to a heart attack. She has not only lost her husband and love of her life, but the father of her 2 little girls. :’(
Comments have been pouring into her blog asking what people can do for her, because everyone who reads her story is just heartbroken over her loss, and we all wanted to reach out and help take some of the pain away, even if it’s only for a little bit.
Bake a Peanut Butter Pie in honor of Mikey.
It was his favorite pie.
So that’s what everyone did. Take a look at the number of pies that were made today in honor of Mikey!
From reading her post asking everyone to make a pie for Mikey, I realized something. Too often do we put important things off for “tomorrow” because it will get done “eventually”. Unfortunately for some of us, “tomorrow” never comes. I have so many regrets with my mom. There are recipes that will forever be lost because, unless by some miracle, I doubt I’ll ever come across them.
I also regret never being able to move out of the typical “mother/teenage daughter” relationship that we had, where we both basically got on each others’ nerves. I so desperately wanted the relationship that my sister’s had with her. Talking everyday on the phone, being friendly, etc. But it was hard for mom and I because we lived together.
I never got the chance to be an adult in my mom’s eyes.
So, now I ask you guys. Don’t make the same mistakes.
That dinner recipe your mom/dad/husband/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend absolutely loves? Don’t shove it off because your busy. Put in the extra effort and make it tonight.
Those cookies that your grandma/grandpa/niece/nephew adore? Go out of your way to make it for them. Maybe even let them help!
The cupcakes that your best friend loves you to make them when they’re having a bad day? Make them when they aren’t having a bad day.
Live your life to the fullest.
Live your life with no regrets.
Because you never know what tomorrow may bring.