Baking As Therapy | Cinnamon Raisin Pumpkin Bread {Gluten Free}

Pumpkin Cinnamon Raisin Bread | Gluten Free \\ So... Let's Hang Out

On Friday night the phone rang.

The voice on the other end of the line was shaky. My heart sank somewhere deep into my gut. “What’s wrong?” I asked.

“Grammie had a stroke.”

My brain stopped. My heart froze. My body went numb and I found my formerly-upright self, sitting on the floor, clutching the phone so hard my hand started to lose all feeling.

“Is she okay?” I managed to get out in a slightly tortured, high pitch squeak.

“She’s in the ICU. They are watching her very closely.” I could hear the heartbreak in my mother’s voice as she told me she had to get off the phone.  As broken as I was feeling after receiving this news, I reminded myself that this was her Mama. This was the woman who raised her and rocked her to sleep and put band-aids on her boo-boos and reminded her to be kind and taught her how to love everyone. All of the things that my Mama has done for me. Continue reading

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