Today’s question is: Is it possible that a global group of people, many of whom have never met, can help someone through the hardest time in her life, by sharing the same pie?
Background: Monday morning I opened my twitter account to find some startling and profoundly sad news. A fellow twitter pal and blogger, Jennifer Perillo, had lost her husband the night before due to a sudden heart attack. My heart ached for her. I hardly know Jennifer, I follow her on twitter, I know she has young girls, I know she has many of the same views on cooking and eating as I do. I know she is amazing in the kitchen and a real inspiration to me.
This is the story of Jennifer, Mikey and his favorite pie. When Mikey passed the other day Jennie said, “For those asking what they can do to help my healing process, make a peanut butter pie this Friday and share it with someone you love. Then hug them like there’s no tomorrow because today is the only guarantee we can count on”. Wise words.
I made the pie today for my family and we talked about Jennie, Mikey and their girls. We sent love and prayers. We weren’t alone, many, many others did the same with their loved ones. My hope is Jennie and the girls could feel the love. Visit Jennie’s site and make the pie (it’s easily adapted to gluten free) for your family, hug them and remember that “today is the only day we can count on”.
I have benefited from the love that comes from friends on the internet in my own hardships. I know the undeniable power that is present here. Interestingly enough, just this morning I stumbled on some inspirational words I wrote down well over a year ago and haven’t seen since. I think they were meant for Jennie…..
Death leaves a heartache no one on Earth can heal, Love leaves a memory that no one can steal!
I believe, the love of pie coupled with the love of Mikey and the love that Jennie has around her and beyond, makes all the difference in the world.