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Hi. Welcome. I created CookieMOMster because when I was a first time mom 6 years ago cookies saved me. I was in a whirlwind of sleepless nights, crying and baby drool. I ate lots of cookies and began writing. Writing had been my passion since I was young and I had forgotten how much it meant to me. It's funny how these little lives come into your life and cause chaos but at the same time allow you to re-discover yourself. Thank you to Konrad and Koby for that. So sit down have a cookie and read. I hope you enjoy my blog as much as I enjoy writing. Thanks for visiting. I'm glad you stopped by.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Pay it Forward

I just signed up for a run. It should be an awesome run. I will get to run(JOG), in my case, across home plate at Fenway Park. It is also awesome because I get to raise money for soldiers that are coming home. Since I signed up and will be running to honor my cousin Justin who served in Iraq...I've got to thinking... What does it mean to sacrifice?

In the game of baseball Big Papi might sacrifice a fly ball to send Pedroia home.
A mom or dad might sacrifice a new basement because their child needs braces.
But what if you are a soldier and you've been called to duty. The duty to serve your country. What does a soldier sacrifice?

Wearing a dusty helmet and carrying a heavy gun, that soldier sacrifices...
Fighting in the hot sun, that soldier sacrifices...
Sweat, fear, loneliness, tired, that soldier sacrifices...

What happens when the tour of duty is over and the soldier returns home?

Family and friends have been living their lives...
Soldier's children have grown, taken first steps, said their first words...
New babies of soldiers have been born while they have been away keeping us safe...
What does it mean to sacrifice?

I will never know the true meaning of what it means to sacrifice especially for people that I do not even know...I am not a soldier.
So this run makes me honored to be able to give back to Justin and all who have sacrificed for my family and my boys, Konrad and Koby.

For all the are a HERO
He or she, committed to keep us safe...YOU HAVE SACRIFICED
Everything they do is for our country...YOU HAVE SACRIFICED
Ready to serve at any moment...YOU HAVE SACRIFICED

I will run (jog) strong that day in your honor.
Thank you for all that you do.

Please help me in raising $1,000 (or more) for the soldiers coming home.
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thank you, God Bless


  1. Thank you for your support, dedication, and sacrifice. You have my support! We'll talk in class and I will pass the word in hope to raise the money. Have a great weekend!

  2. Kim ~ I just made a small donation and hope to be able to add to it before the event. This is a wonderful program and I'm so excited for you to cross home plate at Fenway. Hooray for you! ~ Best wishes ~ Joanne