Honoring Women: Grayce Holloway of Icing For Izaac

Published: Mar. 16, 2022 at 12:41 PM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - March is Women’s History Month and ABC21 is highlighting women across 21Country who are overcoming obstacles, inspiring others, and writing their own piece of history.

Let’s meet Grayce Holloway, the owner of Icing for Izaac. She launched her business in March of 2019 and she says it was the best decision she had ever made! She started baking cakes after the loss of one of her identical twin boys during her pregnancy. She struggled with postpartum depression months after that.

That unborn baby’s name is Izaac. Holloway calls it her “Baby B”. On December 20, 2017, Grayce walked into her routine ultrasound for her identical twins, having no idea this day would change her life, forever. She say it was as traumatic as anyone could imagine.

Grayce had a friend that asked her to make a cake for her. She used to do it as a hobby and thought why not. Holloway told us, “It made me so happy for the two hours that I was doing that cake. I wasn’t thinking about all the “what if’s”. It was so refreshing after eight months of complete sadness and depression so much that I couldn’t breathe some days. So to fill that little bit of joy, I started chasing that.”

She was scared that Zaden would feel alone in the world without his other half and she was equally as scared that Izaac would be forgotten. From there Holloway says “I thought that the more cakes I made, the more happier I would be at a really has turned into that”. Izaac was her motivation. She wanted to make sure that he wasn’t forgotten and wanted to make the name for him, that he didn’t get a chance to make for himself.

When we asked her “How would you like to leave your footprints in the sand in Women’s History”? Holloway replied, “I just want for people to be kind. You don’t know what people are going through or what they’ve been through. You may just be the light in someone’s darkest day and have no idea.” Adding, “You know hold the door for someone, pick up something they dropped on the floor, tell them the world is a better place with them in it because they may really need to hear that.”

Grayce: I just want for people to be kind. You don’t know what people are going through or what they’ve been through. You may just be the light in someone’s darkest day and have no idea. You know hold the door for someone, pick up something they dropped on the floor, tell them the world is a better place with them in it because they may really need to hear that.”

As we honor women in 21 Country all month long, we want to know the women who inspire our viewers. Share with ABC21 photos, videos and reasons why your are inspired with the hashtag #ABC21Women and tag us on social media.

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