CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - When an email begins like this -- "Well, Molly Grantham, you've done it now!" -- I'm not sure what to expect.
Turns out, it's awesome.
A mom in Mount Holly says she saw a post on August 11th (here >> http://tinyurl.com/owhbq3x) where I featured a new charity called Icing Smiles, Inc. It looks for professional AND non-professional bakers to help make amazing cakes for kids fighting uphill medical battles. Lots of them are ?#MollysKids. I posted about the non-profit hoping it might speak to someone.
That's exactly what happened.
"I like to piddle around with baking. It's my therapy," wrote this mother. "Cakes and cupcakes, a pie here and there, cookies, and bars. I stumbled upon your post about Icing Smiles. I thought, 'That might be fun.'"
Turns out the mom -- who doesn't want me to use her name because she wants this post to be about the child she baked for and the charity itself -- says she was looking to latch onto something and invest volunteer time SOMEWHERE. She just didn't know what.
She used the link I put in the post to apply to be a baker.
In late August she got her first "call to action".
This mom was asked to bake a dream cake for a 3-year-old girl in Gastonia named Raeann who was having a "My Little Pony" birthday. Raeann has NKH, which means she has an inability to process glycine. Survival beyond a few days after birth is rare.
Find out more about Raeann on her FB page >> http://tinyurl.com/psh64cl
"I immediately accepted the call to make her a cake," wrote this Mount Holly mom. "When I delivered it I thought my heart would burst. I'm overjoyed. I had to come back home and immediately tell!"
Raeann's mom, Rachel, invited this cake-baking-mom in when she was delivering the cake.
"It touched me deeply," wrote this mother. "I don't want credit for anything. I just want this family to know how much their kindness affected me. I don't mean to sound cheesy - but seeing that information about Icing Smiles and now using my hobby of baking for a good purpose is helping me, rediscover me."
Thank you, Oh Nameless Mother, for taking the time to say all this. It's this kind of story that reminds us all how spreading the word sometimes about "little things" can end up making a difference in individual lives.
And, your cake is beautiful!
(If you're interested in learning more on Icing Smiles... go to that post from August 11th for all the links. Again >> http://tinyurl.com/owhbq3x)