For the most part...teenagers are the worst. I know...I used to be one. But every once in a while, they do something to surprise you, and remind you that one day they will be in charge of the world that we live in.
A few weeks after my mom passed away from lung cancer, my sixteen year old cousin, Abby, decided to start a club at her school called Cakes for Cancer. To put in her own words, Cakes for Cancer is a club that hopes to "raise money to help find a cure for lung cancer and to spread awareness about this terrible disease. This club is a way for me to honor my Aunt’s life and help to find a cure so that others hopefully will never have to go through what my aunt did."
Basically she is adorable and I love her. I am so proud of her for putting this whole thing together. So naturally, when she asked me to help, I told her I would do anything she needed. Luckily for me, that happened to be in the cake department.
I helped her and a few of the girls in the club bake cakes for bake sales they held at their school and at the local farmers market. To date, they have already collected close to $10,000! Not bad for selling a few slices of cake.
OK, I think that is all for today. And remember, next time you're being annoyed by a moody teenager, every once in awhile, one of them tries to change the world.