My first born child, Brenden taught me so many things about myself. The biggest lesson was the meaning of unconditional love. Bringing him into this world changed me forever…He was such a joy. I could love nothing more and couldn’t imagine life without him. He became my life, my everything.
Our joy suddenly became overshadowed with his first emergency visit when he was only 17 months old. From that moment, we had countless days and nights where he was struggling to breathe. Endless doctor appointments, daily doses of inhaled steroids, weekly shots, and two surgeries later, nothing was really improving. Finally, we were recommended to go see a nutritionist that changed our lives. We were put on a gluten-free, organic diet. I became that Mom on a Mission. I cooked and baked everything and bought whatever I could find that was GF, Organic, etc. etc…. I watched every single morsel that went into his body. Desserts, however, fell a bit short for us. It was hard to find a really, really good GF desserts. So, I started baking our own desserts. And then I stumbled upon a recipe for a french macaron…. it was love at first taste.
Less than a year later, we count each blessing because he no longer needs any medication! Today, he is healthy, happy, and strong! Today, I run a French Macaron company that serves the Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland area.
Now, everyday seems just a bit “sweeter”.