Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day Table...

 Our tablescape today is blue and white...  vintage glassware purchased by my gramma on a trip she took to St. Louis.  She walked by Famous and Barr's window and fell in love with these glasses on sight...  I am so glad she did that!
 Our menu is a fun one to fix --- and a popular one with our family...  casseroles, salads, and a treat of Tortellini soup...  I am guilty of setting the table and then trying to come up with a menu to support the choices!!!  The large mugs called for something, and we have a last batch of tortellini in the freezer...  So the menu evolved just a little!

I know if you have your mom, you are cherishing her...  and if she's gone, you are treasuring those happy memories you once made together...  I am blessed to have my mother still...  and she is cooking up something delicious upstairs (I think it's her famous baked beans!)...  But today I remember the other special women in my life...  Both my grammas are in heaven, and I can only begin to imagine the joy and happiness they are experiencing with God ----their daily rounds filled with families and loved ones gone before...  What a table they would be preparing!!!  I miss my grandmothers today and every day for the unconditional love and the strength they added to my life.  I love them and my dear aunts today and every day...  Both my dad's sisters were always such a part of my life with their laughter, delicious hot rolls, fancy cross stitching, ballerina dresses, and wonderful marshmallow salads...  My great-aunts, too...  My great aunts lived all over the country, and I confess to feeling a loss this morning that I have no aunts left in this world.  I do have, however, wonderful memories...  and some "fantabulous" cousins...!!!    These are the women I come from:  a strong and life-affirming legacy of love.  I have much to ponder on this beautiful, sunny Sunday morning...  I ask God to bless us all and to send his special care into your weeks ahead...  Hugs from a Missouri Morning...

2 comments:

Helen said...

Happy Mother's Day! Growing up across the river from St. Louis .. I spent many an hour walking through Famous Barr. Oh the memories.

Lisa said...

Happy Mother's Day to one of the best mothers I know!!