A few years ago Jeff called me after he was flying the friendly skies and had nestled in his hotel room for the night. I asked him how he was, and he said that he was waiting for a new coffee pot to be delivered. It was seven o’clock in the evening, so I was puzzled as to why he wanted coffee!
Apparently, the coffee pot in his room was not percolating as it should be. He was craving a warm cup of decaf coffee to eat with his delicious, mouthwatering cookie
(I could literally taste the cookie and smell the coffee as he was explaining it to me).
As we were talking, or should I say, he was giving me a detailed write up on his gooey, melt in your mouth treat, there was a knock at his door. His new coffee maker was delivered on a silver platter as requested. Okay, maybe not a silver platter…but this whole thing was becoming quite the event.
While waiting for his coffee to brew, Jeff was a smart husband and changed the flight plan to ask how my day was, if the kids were behaving, and reminding me that he loved me. However, as we were sharing our day, all I could think about was the darn cookie! Our phone conversation didn’t last very long cause I had to get off this whole cookie- coffee trip!
Where can you find such a cookie? This source of this delightful dessert is none other than the DoubleTree hotel. Have you ever stayed at a DoubleTree Hotel?
DoubleTree’s motto is …”Every stay starts with a warm cookie welcome, no matter where you are in the world. The cookie is only the beginning. It represents the constant dedication to our guest and thoughtful touches that ensure you feel special and cared for throughout your stay.”
After our phone conservation, I sat down at the kitchen table and looked out the window. I was worn out and ready to call it an evening. Escaping to my room for a long, warm bath- and a cookie!- Sounded like bliss.
If anybody needed a cookie, it was me! It was at that moment that I found myself wishing I could call up room service and have a special sweet treat and my drink of choice delivered on a silver platter.
I hate to admit, but I do pack the jealousy bag from time to time. I dream of nights in a spa hotel with soft, luscious sheets and pillows, freshly folded towels in the bathroom and all the sweet and heavenly smell of the lotions and creams. And the heavenly aroma of a freshly baked treat that will melt in my mouth waiting for my arrival.
Then my dream comes to a screeching halt, and I remember that my husband makes sacrifices every time he is flying. He sleeps in a hotel several nights at a time. He misses out on a lot of family time. Honestly, I really shouldn’t have cookie envy.
But I do.
Yet when I come to the end of my day, and I’m relaxing in my living room chair or my bed, I’ll tell you, I wouldn’t trade it for the world! Cause I know God is watching out for me. He gives me the strength to handle each day as it comes. It takes a unique woman to be a Pilot’s Wife, and God knows that.
I may not get that warm cookie or decaf coffee delivered to me, and that’s okay. I know that my dessert may come in other forms such as a kiss goodnight from my teenager, a little boy laying his head on my lap, or a call from an old friend. Or maybe, just maybe, God will bless me with his spiritual, warm treat and coffee and remind me as a wife and mom that I’m doing a pretty good job at this so-called Pilot’s Wife thing.
That’s all the dessert I need.
I came up with my DoubleTree motto:
“Every day starts with a warm cup of love. I will always have that feeling no matter where I’m in the world of a mom, wife, daughter, or friend. The cookie (experience) of a warm heart is only the beginning to melt away the stresses of the day. It represents a constant dedication to our family and thoughtful touches from our loved ones that ensure us that we’ve felt special and cared for throughout our day”.
When he got home I made the DoubleTree Cookie Recipe. The cookies were gooey, moist and warm. It was icing on the cookie to share the cookies with my pilot!
Here is the link to Doubletree Cookies recipe for the world-famous DoubleTree cookies. Ask your family to make them for you for you (wink, wink) while you lounge in your favorite chair.
Take-off and Landings Always, Tiffany
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