It’s hard to put memories into words; especially good memories. The times that you could try to describe how wonderful they were, but you know nothing you say could really ever do it justice. That’s what I have been experiencing as I reflect on my brother-in-law, Drew. The Lord called Drew home on Monday, June 25, 2012; with no warning he was taken from his earthly home into eternity.
I hear his voice each time I think of him, “Oh hey, Nanas!” or “What up, Pooh?” I see his smile flash through my head, and I can imagine the way he would enter a room and light up everyone and everything around him. My heart can feel the particular way he looked at my sister, Allison, and the enormous love he had for her. And I can barely fathom the even greater love he felt for Allison as he saw his precious baby girl, Ruby Lynn, growing inside of her. He was an amazing man with a huge heart and a loving spirit. He reflected the love of Christ to each person he met, and inspired those around him to be a better person. He was selfless and giving and a really good whistler!
Drew loved Chocolate & Peanut Butter, so this cookie was made especially for him. I know he would tell Al that her cookies are better; but, I still wanted to give it a try. Sad he isn’t here with us, but jealous of where he is.
1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 cups Reese’s, chopped
1/4 bittersweet chocolate chips, chopped