Interesting choice Aura
I was just sitting still, contemplating and remembering a sweet soul taken from this world suddenly, unexpectedly, and sadly. The mother of my best friend went into the hospital for a long undiagnosed heart murmur, and was rushed to a surgical procedure where she sadly passed on the operating table. I had my best friend’s son staying with me, and upon picking him up from school that afternoon, had to break the news to him that his beloved grandmother had passed away. All of our hearts were broken that day in 2013.
Later, when we opened our boutique gourmet cupcake bakery business, we named it after Dawn’s favorite flower, and dedicated the business to her memory. It was Dawn’s love of baking for her family and friends which inspired her daughter's love of baking which we capitalized on creating our business. We had JUST started to see big success, catering local events and receiving orders from across the country for local delivery, when I suffered my massive stroke and landed in the hospital for six long months...decimating the business. Without me available to be the driver, salesperson, webmaster, etc., my wife and our friend just couldn't keep the bakery alive. 😢😭