Everything was going great for Emily and Jeremy. They had been trying to have a baby for years to no avail. And now, after years of trying, and a little life miracle, Emily just delivered a healthy newborn son, Jason.
They were excited about their blessed situation and what the future might bring. They started looking for good neighborhoods to raise a family in. They were finally living an American dream. A loving family, a newborn baby, a job, and a house in the suburb.
That was two years ago. Now, Emily is sitting alone in her living room thinking about what could have been. She just came home from Jeremy’s funeral. He died in a skydiving accident a few days ago. Emily is exhausted, she has spent more time crying than sleeping since Jeremy’s accident.
It seems like the end of the world for Emily. Nothing really matters anymore. Only her little son is the light of her life. Her son is the reason to get up and start the life struggle all over again. Even though she thinks that her confidence is high, she subconsciously knows that it is not the case.
Emily had to quit her job soon after baby Jason was born and Jeremy was the only source of income for the family. Now, she’s looking at their savings account, the balance says $859.17
Emily doesn’t know how she can survive in this world without Jeremy. She’s very worried for her son’s future. The very little money she has in the bank and her son are the only two things that are left from her marriage. No one ever wonders that things will become this bad.
Inspiration Comes At Unexpected Times
It was like yesterday when she was living happily with Jeremy and it’s all gone in an instant. That accident changes everything that she has planned for her family. Her husband is taken from her in such untimely matter and there is nothing she can do.
One day Jason comes home from school earlier than usual. He tells Emily that there’s going to be a school play and parents are encouraged to bring food and snacks for everyone to enjoy. All the parents are invited to watch the school’s play. It’s going to be a big day at school.
Emily feels a bit anxious but she doesn’t want to show that in front of her son. She hasn’t attended a get-together, or a social event since she lost Jeremy.
But her heart is filled with excitement. Baking cookies is one of her specialties. She thinks her home-made cookies are the best in town. She decides to show up, bring the most delicious cookies, socialize, watch the play, and mostly, enjoy the time she spends with other parents.
That morning Emily is prepared. She arrives in the school hall 15 minutes before the play starts. Her hands are shaking because she is nervous. She hasn’t been a part of a crowd this big since the funeral. As other people start arriving, her anxiety disappears. Other parents recognize her and are very friendly towards her.
She serves her home-made cookies to students, parents, and teachers. They all agree that her home-made cookies are delicious and tasty. And then, it hits her! This it! It’s like a light-bulb goes off in Emily’s head. This is an outstanding business idea! The recipe for the cookies is from Emily’s mother. It is her family’s recipe after all.
After 5 years of hard work, Emily’s cookies are among the best in town. Every day, there is a line of people in front of her store waiting to buy cookies and sweets. Emily is very grateful that she didn’t give up when she felt hopeless.
Despite being a single mom, she is a fighter. She manages to take care of her son and teach him well about real values in life. Emily realizes that being a single mother is NOT the end of the world. She knows she can achieve anything she wants in life if she puts her mind and hard work into it.
To all the single moms out there, who are working hard for your children’s and family’s future, you are amazing!