Lo’s Kitchen: Fruit Pizza

February 29, 2012

I have learned that in this country, if there is even one grey cloud in the sky, life basically stops. No matter how small or large the cloud or how many millions of degrees it still is outside, you can expect everyone to lock the door and forget about venturing outside until the weather clears.

Unfortunately, a covering of dark matter rolled in on Monday afternoon that nearly rendered my second cooking workshop moot. I did have one student show up, and although the turnout completely nixed my “Bring a friend and bring a fruit” exhortation with the hopes of expanding my youth contacts, ultimately, it was a good opportunity to focus all my attention on J.

She brought one-year-old K along, which breaks my heart because 1) This child so desperately needs the love and attention of her own mother, and 2) J is pretty much her mother. At 15 years old, she is still a child herself, and it angers me to that she is paying the consequences of her sister’s poor decision making.

J is the one who buys and changes K’s diapers. J is potty training K. J sacrifices her own food for K, bathes her, plays with her, and has to take K with her wherever she goes. J has been missing school because no one else is around to take care of the baby (and we’re surprised she failed eighth grade again?).

We must persist in our prayers for this family.

Mixing up the dough for the crust.

Patting the dough carefully into the pan.

Voila! Finished product.

Jewels on J’s crown in heaven someday.


2 Responses to “Lo’s Kitchen: Fruit Pizza”

  1. Carla Says:

    Wow, she’s an amazing (& beautiful) girl. I’m glad she has someone like you in her to at least be some sort of support!

    Hope you’re well Lauren!

  2. Carla Says:

    I forgot a word, I meant “in her LIFE” — not in her. Haha!

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