I love my Mama. She is an amazing Mom….and no, I am not writing this because it’s Mother’s Day and that’s what you’re supposed to say today. It’s true.
My brother and I were so blessed to have a good childhood. To be able to look back and have happy memories as a child, to me, is a gift. I’m thankful for all the ways my Mom sacrificed and went without so we could have. I’m thankful for her love and for the way she expressed that though cooking…fresh baked cookies when we’d get off the bus, packing our lunches day after day, and making healthy dinners for us even when she was working and going to school.
Everyone has their favorite meals that their Mom makes. I have many, but here are a few of mine (in no particular order) fried pepper/onion/cheese sandwiches, eggplant parmesan, cream tuna and peas, and birthday cakes from scratch with homemade buttercream frosting!
And in the words of our departed brother Tupac Shakur…
There are no words that can express how I feel
You never kept a secret, always stayed real
And I appreciate, how you raised me
And all the extra love that you gave me
And there’s no way I can pay you back
But my plan is to show you that I understand
You are appreciated
Say Cheese, Mom. Today’s your day!