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My last picture taken with my Grams. Christmas 201

My Grams was the best cake maker of anyone I knew.  She was so creative and her cakes had so much detail.  On my sixth birthday, we were out as a family with my Grams and Gramps, to celebrate my birthday.  I think it was most likely a pizza place but that detail could be remembered wrong – my sixth birthday was a long time ago!  I don’t remember what I got for my birthday, does anyone really remember when you are that young, but I do remember the cake.

Grams kept the cake in a tall box all during dinner and when it was time to sing “Happy Birthday” she brought it out.  It was a Barbie Doll and the Barbie Doll’s dress was the cake.  It was pink and it had white ruffles all around it.  I hardly wanted to eat the cake because it was so beautiful.  I had never seen anything like it and I was so happy!  I have a picture of me and Grams with the cake somewhere in storage but it will forever be etched into my memory.

There are so many memories that I have from growing up and my Grams is in most of them.  She was one of the most special people in my life.  This week we remember her passing.  It’s hard to believe it has already been a year.  As I think back on the time that I was able to spend with her, a smile is brought to my face because every time I spent with her, whether I was happy or sad, always ended well.  Thanks Grams for all the cake baking and memory making!  You are missed!

My Grams would have loved to know what I was doing for my birthday, as I have spent many away from home and she always wanted to know what I was doing to celebrate.  She would be so happy to know that this year we are loving on some kids who need to be sleeping in beds and not on the floor.

My goal is to raise $3,500 in 35 days for my 35th birthday.  This will get 70 children off of mats and into bunk beds with mattresses!

To donate click this link: Mats to Mattresses

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