I want to wish all of you a happy Mother’s day! Whether you have children or not, Oprah Winfrey is right when she says “Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.”
Most of us have volunteered our time and energy to making our communities better. Maybe you coached a children’s sports team, or you donate regularly to a local food pantry. Perhaps you volunteer to teach Sunday school or you purchase Girl Scout cookies every year, even though you're dieting.
Women from all walks of life, religions, ethnicities and vocations have one thing in common~empathy. We understand and share the feelings of others. Empathy is especially pronounced around children, whether ours or someone else’s. Empathy is something to be proud of. Mother’s Day is for every woman who has helped a child or someone in need.
Still, Mother's Day can be a bittersweet holiday for those of us who have already lost our mothers. My mom has been gone for over 12 years and I miss her dearly. As I've grow older I’ve noticed that I’m picking up some of her habits. Mom loved looking through magazines for new recipes and then she’d write them down on pieces of scratch paper and toss them into her cookbooks. Instead of magazines I browse cooking blogs on my laptop. I print them off and put them into a vintage red tin. Whenever I browse recipes, I think of my mother and all the wonderful meals she made for our family. I hope this day is filled with fond memories of mothers who have passed and new memories of moms still with us.
They say…”everything is bigger in Texas!” My mother loved Texas, so I’m celebrating her this Mother's Day by giving away the Texas & Alamo cookie cutters. If you opened this newsletter, you’re automatically entered into the drawing—no need to do anything else. I’ll email the winner on Saturday May 19th.
....stay well and be happy!