Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.- Rajneesh

Godmother... unapologetically spoiling my children silly. Taking them to lunch,

Grandma Theresa ... playing "Make-a-believe" with me. I was ten when a teacher gently told me she thought I meant, "make-believe." Grandma.... the "chef-Boy-ar-dee" story, the Ellis Island stories, the cooking tales.

Grandma Daisy ... exotic because she lived in California. And while she did not cook for me, my dog most decidedly did eat her hat.
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-Grandmas are moms... with lots of frosting.


Great Grandmas and aunts ... sauerbraten, Uncle Otto tales...

Nights at Grandma H's baking pigs-in-a blanket and being sung lullabies.

Nights at Grandma S. being spoiled with pasta and chocolates. Grandma S. forever giving me her odd blessing:
"I hope when you grow up you have a daughter just like you!"

And I was lucky enough to have two children ... sometimes like me....

... and learned that the heart indeed can exist outside your own body.
Happy Mother's Day to all the caregivers out there. Celebrate with - what else? Food, loved ones and laughter.






12 comments:

Pearl said...

happy mother's day. what a beautiful family.

Claudia said...

Thanks, Pearl! Happy Mother's Day to your family.

Maryann said...

awww! What a sweet post! I love it! It's nice to see your smiling face and your children are gorgeous!
Happy Mother's Day, my friend!
-xox

Bunny said...

Happy Mothers Day, beautiful pictures!

unconfidential cook said...

Happy Mother's Day to you, too!

girlichef said...

And a Very Happy Mother's Day to you, too! Enjoy every minute :)

Reeni♥ said...

What a sweet post! Have a great Mother's Day!!

Sophie said...

Happy mother's day to you!! What a lovely family & a beauty of a post!!
Thanks again for your lovely & funny comments on my food blog! You allways make me smile,.....8)!!!!

OhioMom said...

Happy Mother's Day Claudia! Love the photos :)

"I hope when you grow up you have a daughter just like you!"

LOL .. actually daddy said this to me (often) and it sounded more like a curse!

Heather said...

what a great post :) i definitely agree that grandmas have some extra frosting on them :)

Wanda said...

Wonderful memories for you Claudia...I especially liked the photo of you sitting by your grandmother...and the phrase "make a believe" makes me wish I had an Italian gramma!

casalba said...

Happy Mother's Day to you. You made me smile with the "make-a-believe" story. xxx Sally