Our first Muffin Monday in May was a wonderful success! I woke up at 4:15 am and got the boys up at 4:45 am in order to get to the church early enough to bake the muffins. We arrived at the church just after 5 am and were greeted by the joyful smile & hug of our dear friend who came to help us bake. I tucked the boys into their sleeping bags so they could get a little more rest; one fell back to sleep & one was ready to go! By 6:30 we were setting up our table outside, putting up balloons, & bringing out warm, fresh baked muffins! The boys and I took our positions at the table, as well as stood by the roadside to wave good morning to those passing by and encourage them to stop in for a warm breakfast treat.
After our first few customers, Sheridan Media stopped by to interview us and help get the word out. You can listen to the interview here: http://www.sheridanmedia.com/news/muffin-mondays-may70792. Thank you Judy, for taking the time to hear and share our story! After a few more customers I noticed a man coming across the street, he said it was his birthday and he bought 5 muffins for himself. While boxing them up for him, we got to sing Happy Birthday to him! So much fun, we had! There was not a steady stream of customers over the two hours and there were some long stretches where we didn’t have anyone stopping. We continued to take turns waving to those passing by and unbeknownst to me, one of our sons was walking around talking to God. Shortly after, we had many groups of people stop to buy muffins! Our son was so thankful & gave praise out loud to our Heavenly Father! It was so encouraging and convicting for me to see the faith of a child lived out…again. Luke 18:17 “Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.” NASB
We had people stopping all the way up to the very end, even when we were packing up. At the end of the morning we had sold all but 4 ( I let the boys have 2 muffins each as we neared 9 am) of our 130 muffins and raised just over $250.00!!! For muffins!! I am still amazed at the help & support of family, friends, and our community. The kindness & generosity everyone showed, the joy of my sons (and myself!) even though we woke up so early, and everyone who waved and gave a smile truly made it a memorable morning. Thank You.
We are quickly making more muffins and will have some different flavors, so be sure to come see us next week to try a new flavor! We’ll be making around 160 muffins this week so feel free to invite family, friends, and co-workers to visit us at our second Muffin Monday in May!