Wednesday, April 15, 2009

So good, I had to post it twice.

I work with a girl, T., she about 28 or 29. As a coworker, she's merely okay, but as a person, she is a very sweet, soft spoken girl. She has a son, J., who is about 10 or 11. If I have extra goodies, I'll give them to her to pass on to J. because I know he'll eat them. I also do it because T. doesn't cook or bake and really, every kid needs a freshly baked cookie every now and again. I've also passed on goodies that neither she nor he have tried before and have yet to find something that they don't like. I think the last thing I shared with them was red velvet cupcakes. I've only met J. once or twice in the past. He's a super cute, super sweet kid. T is doing an amazing job as a single mother and I have no doubt that J will turn into a fine man someday.

Two mornings ago, T comes up to me and tells me that her son has just learned how to make those slice and bake Toll House cookies and he's going to make some for me. Yesterday, she tells me that J wants me to know that he didn't make the cookies the night before because he had to watch the wrestling draft and he hoped I would understand. I told her to tell him I would have done the same thing. This morning when I got to work, T hands me a little plastic baggie with 4 chocolate chip cookies. I almost cried. Seriously. He made me cookies because I am always sending things home for him.

I was late this morning because I had a doctor's appointment. I found out that I have to have knee surgery in a week or two. Getting cookies that J baked especially for me made my day!


Kristina P. said...

What a sweet little boy, and a sweet thing to do!

Kathy B! said...

What a sweet child. It's noce to know that your efforts are appreciated genuinely.

Knee surgery?! Ouch. What happened? I' m way off on my blog reading. I'm going to have to backtrack and see if I missed something.

I'm right down the road if you need anything - literally :)

Meg said...

Kathy B, I might take you up on that offer but only if you promise the coconut baby comes too!

Seriously, J making me cookies because I send stuff home for him touches me so deeply. Maybe the world is headed in the right direction after all.

Meg said...

How awesomely sweet about the cookies!

Good luck on the knee surgery....that sounds like some serious No Fun. I walk so much that something like that (or breaking a leg) is one of my major nightmare worry situations.

Debbie said...

I'm so sorry to hear you will have surgery.
And what a great thing you have done for that child. You have taught him kindness, accepted his kindness in return, and possibly fostered a love for cooking (even simple counts!). Good work.