Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

Sweet love June 24, 2018

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HE TOLD ME TO EXPECT a package. Next week. But the priority mail box arrived from Massachusetts on Saturday. I was almost certain the techie son had shipped a one-handed keyboard, even though I told him I didn’t need one. I don’t as I can manage with one-handed typing until I recover from my broken left arm.



But I was wrong. Inside I found a surprise so sweet that I cried. I cried at the thoughtfulness of Caleb and his girlfriend, who had baked chocolate chunk cookies for me. Thick cookies with dark chocolate, my favorite chocolate. The best chocolate (chip) cookies I have ever eaten.

Turns out Caleb messaged his oldest sister earlier in the week for my cookie recipe. She didn’t have it and sent another recipe instead. I love these cookies.

Even more, I love that Caleb and Sunny thought of me and took the time to bake this gift. It was perfect. Such love and care cannot be bought, only given in an act of love.


TO MY MANY FAITHFUL READERS (friends), thank you for your prayers, encouragement and well wishes as I deal with this injury and pending surgery. Your words are a gift. I am grateful.

© Copyright 2018 Audrey Kletscher Helbling


23 Responses to “Sweet love”

  1. Judy M Says:

    What a special and thoughtful surprise for you from your son and Sunny. I bet the cookies taste extra good.

  2. Murphy's Law Says:

    Awwww Audrey, this post is so touching I can’t stand it! Nothing says LOVE like anything homemade. That your son thought to contact his sister for your recipe is a beautiful thing. Likewise, not having it, she sent him a recipe that she KNEW you would love.

    You and Randy should pat yourselves on the back (well maybe Randy should pat your back for you!) for having raised loving, caring, thoughtful children. And those cookies look scrumptious. But beware, it looks like two of them will put those evil 17 pounds right on your hips!! Lol.

    Hope you get a good nights sleep. My prayers are with you for a textbook surgery tomorrow and a well-deserved nap when you get home. And it’s absolutely okay to have homemade chocolate chunk cookies for supper tomorrow. You deserve it.
    🔹 Ginger 🔹

  3. Beth Ann Says:

    Well isn’t that just the sweetest? I can almost taste them and I am sure they are helping with the whole process. You are in my prayers and I know that surgery is going to be great for you and you will be on the road to recovery before you know it! Prayers continue!

  4. treadlemusic Says:

    Praying for His skill to be flowing through all the medical personnel!!! I’ve been woefully lax in keeping up with your sweet jottings….please, accept my apology…..puh-leeze……………hugs……

  5. Ahhh how sweet – nice when the care goes in reverse – kids helping mama 🙂 Happy Day – Take Care – Enjoy

  6. Eileen Schell Dryke Says:

    Warms my heart💗 This certainly was such a

  7. Almost Iowa Says:

    Let’s get down to what is important here. Are we sharing? 🙂

    (I couldn’t imagine anything more thoughtful – and sweet).

  8. Missy's Crafty Mess Says:

    Awe that is so sweet.

  9. Jackie Says:

    Sweetest ting ever and you’re right you can not buy that kind of love. This fits right into my motto…..Love is a verb!!!

  10. valeriebollinger Says:

    Such a sweet gesture for mom.

  11. Bella Says:

    gosh i had tears in my eyes with such a thoughtful unexpected gift

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