It’s not like I didn’t have enough on my plate. Three young kids … one being a 2-year-old, a full time job and No Chefs Allowed on the side. Things were busy, but anyone who knows me knows that one of my favorite phrases is, “Hey, What if we …” (a close second being, “Hey I have an idea.”)
That’s what Soup and Breadwas. After discovering this event in Chicago where soup makers from all walks of life come to share their creations with anyone who wants to give it a try, I kept saying that phrase, “Hey What if we …’
I didn’t move on it immediately. It just didn’t seem logical to start up one more thing. Until one night when I was putting my kids to bed …
… Adam was climbing into the top bunk and whining how hungry he was. His little spaghetti body was falling this way and that up the ladder as he continually begged for a snack. This wasn’t hunger and we both knew it. He wanted a chocolate chip granola bar that we usually pack in his lunches. And then it hit me.
Some Moms were putting their kids to bed that night hearing the same cries. But their kids’ cries were real. Those kids were truly going to bed hungry. And as a Mom, it was that split second thought that brought me to tears.
So, I turned the “What if we …” into Columbus Soup and Bread. And last night was the fourth one. Thank you soup makers. Thank you Stone Soup who played their music for us last night. And thank you to everyone who threw a couple bucks in the donation crock pot for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. I mean, “what if ….” a gathering of soup makers once a month could relieve some moms from putting their kids to bed hungry. “Hey, I have an idea …” you should come check it out next month on February 5th.