Do you have a “special” memory that you can only have with a certain someone? Maybe a holiday tradition? My special memory is and will always be in the kitchen with my mother. My favorite is during the Thanksgiving holiday, but also when I am making a certain dish. My Mother and I used to spend days and hours in the kitchen prepping and preparing for our favorite Thanksgiving holiday. We would start a couple of days before Thanksgiving getting things ready. She taught me how to prepare and cook anything and everything.
My Mother passed away in September of 2014. Around this time of year, every year, her and I would start the holiday grocery shopping. I miss everything about her. I miss shopping with her, cooking with her, sitting around and staying up late talking about just about anything and everything, calling one another and talking for hours at a time. Holidays are hard for me because I miss her so much. The pain of her being gone hits me often. Especially this time of year.
There are times when I am in the kitchen cooking dinner. I always feel that my Mother is right there with me. Many times I forgot to make a certain dish, but then all of a sudden I could hear in my thoughts my mother telling me how to do it. This has happened a lot since she passed away. I keep a photo of her in the kitchen so I know that she is always in the place that I need her the most. Kitchen memories with my Mother is the greatest feeling that I could possibly ever have.
Thanksgiving is very special to me. It is surly my favorite time of year. I go all out with the food and invite several family members to celebrate with my husband and I. It always turns out so nice. Even though I get exhausted just thinking about it only being a short time away, I can feel the excitement.
Kitchen memories with my Mother. Forever and always, not only will she be in my heart, but she will always be in my kitchen and memories as well. Thank you Mom for all you have taught me. You truly are an inspiration to me.