|My Mama holding a plaque I made for her a while back.|
It says "the heart that gives gathers".
She has always been a very giving person.
(This is a repeat of my post from last Thanksgiving with an update on my Mama at the end)
My mother is known far and wide as a wonderful cook. Holidays in the past always brought out her famous Southern pecan pie, which I remember well. (I stopped eating sugar over five years ago, but I can still remember how good it was.)
This year, Mama will spend Thanksgiving in the nursing home, and it breaks my heart to think about it. Their food is good, but it's nothing like my Mama's. We'll eat it together, but it sure won't be the same. So, if you still have your Mama cooking for you, don't take it for granted. Thank her for all the hours she has spent in the past to make your holidays special. It's a gift of love and something to be very thankful for.
Update: Mama is now in a nursing home near our home. She has dementia. I cooked the meal today using all of her old recipes, and we brought Mama here for dinner. She ate two plates of food and two pieces of pie. (I think she's forgotten about watching her girlish figure as she is fond of saying) We enjoyed my daughter Amanda, her husband William and my grandson Jonathan being with us for the day.
It was a joy to be together because Every Day Is Precious! I have a plaque on my home with this saying, and I believe it with all my heart.
I'm sharing this over at Spiritual Sundays