Last Thursday, October 11th marked the six year anniversary of my mom’s passing after her fight with ovarian cancer. I try to consider that day her new birthday for her new life.
Every year on that day I like to do something to honor my mom. Of course, I hope that I honor her everyday. But on this day, I try to honor her.
Some years are harder than others. As I visited blogs that day, liking and commenting, I searched for something, some clue for how to mark the day. I suppose I could have written a post, but even now, I have trouble writing about her. My writing becomes . . . well . . . bad.
For years, I’ve tried to write something special – a story, a song, or (heaven help the reader) a poem. The subject is too important for words – too important for my words.
This year, a stranger said it for me. She left something special in my “notifications” box. Here’s what waited for me there:
Hi, thanks for visiting my Christian Encouragement Site.
I decided to list some favorite “COMFORT RECIPES” and I would like to include your cornbread recipe/link. Soup is my comfort food so there will be several of those too. I am trying to type them out but they keep getting scrambled. When I have some extra time, I am sure I will get them whipped into shape.
Come visit me again and please share my blog if you think others will find it encouraging and helpful.
I consider my mom’s cornbread her signature dish. She made it, with those tiny hands of hers, at least three days a week.
I tried. Cheryl did.