Back in December I received a message from a dear friend sharing how a local baker had heard our story and wanted to be a blessing to each of the children for their birthday.  I was so touched that someone would be moved to do something so amazing for us.

Today is my sweet little Makinley’s birthday.  I was contacted last week by Michelle Wilson of Michelle’s Cakery Bakery for a run down on all things Kinley.  At that moment it consisted of purple and princesses (specifically Snow White).  Just seconds earlier, it was Ariel, wait maybe Aurora.  I had no idea what to expect, but was blown away when Michelle and her Mom arrived with this beautiful cake, balloons galore and two beautiful purple gift bags.  Tears rimmed my eyes and I just wanted to boo hoo big time. It felt like Publisher’s Clearinghouse had just arrived and I was a major winner!  The true prize was the ‘priceless’ smile on Makinley’s face when she saw this beautiful creation.  On top of it all Michelle pulled together a princess gift pack for Makinely, purchased everything we needed to complete a celebration (purple plasticware, plates, cups and a tablecloth) AND she made the most adorable purple heart shaped cake pops for Kinley to take to her preschool class.  We elected to have a early celebration with my niece and nephew to take advantage of the day out of school yesterday.

 Today we had second celebration full of birthday love with her class and family.  At preschool, the kids actually make a cake during class to enjoy with the birthday boy or girl.  There was major sugar overload going on this morning, so we decided to send the cake pops home with her classmates.  They were so excited.  Makinley has been celebrating all day long….we enjoyed cupcakes and another round of sweets and gifts this afternoon.

Preschool Cake Creation

I can’t believe how quickly time has flown and I’m extremely thankful for Michelle Wilson. She has an amazing story which started with making cakes for her own child who has major allergies, only able to eat a few key ingredients.  That grew into making cakes and sweets for other children with allergies and eventually a full scale business was born (your gifts will make room for you).  I love her heart and desire to share her gifts with others.  This was really special for us. Please visit and consider Michelle’s Cakery Bakery for your next event.  The cake and pops were delicious!

If you know of a family affected by childhood illness that does not reside in the Tri-City Area or Metro Area, visit Icing Smiles.  This is wonderful organization (with a host of licensed Bakers across the United States) making a difference in the lives of children affected by illness, one cake and smile at a time.

Happy Birthday Makinley!  I’ll never forget when Daddy and I discussed having you.  I thought we were good (just having had your brother and sister), but Daddy wanted just one more.  I told him I loved him enough to go there and suddenly we were there and then you were born. I’ll never forget you coming into the world, sounding off like a little kitty cat with that sweet little cry.  I remember thanking Daddy not long ago for lobbying for one more. I told him had he not been persistent in the campaign, we would be missing out on the total joy of you.  Love you so much sweet girl!