Pouring a couple of cans of root beer into my KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker renders a smooth, chilly treat. The root beer becomes slushy-frozen and can be enjoyed straight from the bowl or layered in cups with soft vanilla ice cream for a Root Beer Float Parfait then topped of with a bit of whipped cream and tossed in the freezer for an hour to set up a bit.
Long ago after returning home from an exhausting trip to the grocery store, my little son, when lifted from his car seat, accidentally let go of the balloon he had received. As the wind took it up and away, he cried out for his balloon. While I raced after it, his cries still echoing, and feeling as if I may have to soon forfeit, a neighbor, witnessing our potential tragedy, called out to me, “be his hero Robin, be his hero!”
I was his hero that day and I pray I still remain.