I thought it would be nice to take a few minutes to share some special memories about my mom and how they are becoming memories for my children and I.
My mom taught me to sew, not an easy feat, but I did learn and now am teaching my own daughter the fine art of sewing. Amazingly I was able to not only sew a couple of dresses for her, but accomplished sewing her a Cinderella costume that she gladly wore to Disneyland several times!
My mom cooked and baked all the time. She passed down a lot of recipes that I am now cooking and baking for my own family. One of our favorites is the "Wedding Steak" recipe. All I remember is that I would ask for it by that name because mom had clipped it from a magazine and it had a drawing of a bride and groom at the top of the page. We are having that for our lunch today!
She endured reading (and listening) to my numerous books. Some of my favorite books I still have, "Rosie, The Horse Nobody Wanted, "Henny Penny", and "Little Bear." Today my daughter is sharing the my love for a series of books entitled "Flicka, Ricka, and Dicka," as she and read them together and snuggled.
Our house never lacked in a supply of crayons, markers, paper, glue and whatever else I could create a masterpiece with. My children do no suffer from a lack of art and craft supplies as I share mine with them, and have added more than any two children could possibly ever use! How did my mom ever decided what to keep and what to threw away?!
My mom must have played "Hi Ho Cherry Oh!" a hundred times or more, along with "CandyLand", and numerous rounds of "Uno." Our house does not lack in board games even in this new age of technology. We still have mine "Scrabble", "Bonkers" and "Chinese Checkers", plus dozen of the tried and true board games and lots of new ones! Even with a whole host of computer and electronic games, we still enjoy a good game of "Hi Ho Cherry Oh" or "Clue." And of course Uno, only this time it's with a dragon, prince or orger!
Happy Mother's Day to you all! Enjoy your special day!