In my life, cookie making is a sacred event. So you can imagine my excitement when I was asked to give a baking lesson last week at the shelter.
There's not a lot in life that a warm chocolate chip cookie can't fix, at least for a few seconds while it melts in your mouth.
I was equally delighted when I was approached about another lesson this week.
While waiting for the banana bread to bake, we talked about favorite foods from different regions.
I'm under no illusions that I'm actually teaching anything; more accurately, I'm learning from the wealth of experience and life lessons these women have to teach me. I'm extremely grateful for the opportunity to know them and share a little of their lives, if only for a few hours while we swap stories of home.