HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
This year we celebrated Mother’s Day the week before the actually day. My lovely daughter-in-law always has my daughter and her family and John and I over to her house for a delicious repast.
This year she outdid herself. She had mixed veggies with ranch dip, Cape Cod chips with homemade caramelized onion dip, shrimp cocktail, and cheese and crackers for starters.
For the main course she served marinated beef strips with roasted red peppers, paprika chicken legs, potato salad, sliced tomatoes and mozzarella, corn salsa with cheese, tossed spinach salad with raisins and walnuts. For dessert my daughter made carrot cake and I brought a mixture of chocolate fudge cake, carrot cake, Boston cream cake, lemon cake. I was good somewhat and only ate a small piece of homemade carrot cake.
Sorry I didn’t think of taking a photo of all the food. We ate it all too quickly!
I received a gift certificate to my favorite local restaurant from my son and daughter-in-law and three grandsons, and from my daughter and family, a pair of comfy slippers and a lovely figurine (chosen by my granddaughter just for me) to commemorate the Monarch butterfly. Here is the paper that came with my figurine which is called Butterfly!
Here is a photo of the beautiful, graceful figurine. It looks like a butterfly, reason for its name.
It was a wonderful day to spend with my family! I feel blessed!
Here is a poem I wrote in memory of my mother.
Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!
By Janice Spina
You were always there for me
To guide and pave the way.
You bandaged my scraped knees.
You hugged and kissed the hurt away.
You listened when I needed an ear
To solve a problem you were always there.
You taught me right from wrong
and soothed me to sleep with a sweet song.
When I was sick you stroked my fevered brow.
and slept by me as long as time would allow.
You have been gone now for many a year
but in my heart I hold you forever near.
I miss and think of you every single day.
But I know I will join you when our Lord calls me His way.
Wishing all mothers out there a happy and blessed Mother’s Day! May your family surround you with love on your day!
Thank you for stopping by. You are always welcome! Come again soon!
REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS.COM! HAPPY READING!
Do something special this year for your mother! Buy her a book for her special day! Check out Jemsbooks.com for a novel that she will love. Also you can click on covers to the right of this post for purchase.
These are novels by Jemsbooks:
A sweet story of love beyond death – How Far is Heaven.
Two thrillers/suspense/mysteries – Hunting Mariah & Mariah’s Revenge (Sequel)
An eclectic mix of short stories – An Angel Among Us (this book was dedicated to a friend who passed from breast cancer)
Blessings & Hugs!