Monday, December 27, 2010

Merry Indeed

Last Christmas I was expecting, and what a joyful time it was. I felt such closeness to our Blessed Mother as I awaited the birth of my child. It gave Christmas a whole new meaning to me as I felt my baby move and wondered when it would come, what it would be, and how this would change my life.

This year was a whole new experience, and a wonderful one. On Christmas day when everyone was sitting down to eat a wonderful Christmas dinner, I was in the other room rocking my baby to sleep, putting him down for a nap. For a second I wished I was out eating dinner, and then I decided I was going to enjoy the quiet Christmas moment just me and my son. And what a blessed moment it was! I meditated again on Mary and her sweetly holding her newborn Son. Gazing at his beautiful face, and thanking God for such a blessing I was grateful for spending my Christmas taking care of my beloved son and again I felt such closeness to our Blessed Mother. What a gift.

Merry Christmas everyone.

Friday, December 17, 2010

It's Breakfast Time!

Today was one of those moments as a mother that I want to remember forever. I made Dominic pancakes for the first time! It may not seem like a big deal, but I see taking the time to make breakfast as a mark of a good mom. I was blessed to have a stay at home mom who is an excellent cook, a genetic gift I like to think she passed to me. :) Sure some mornings we had cereal, but quite often my mom made those yummy breakfast foods; waffles, french toast, cornmeal mush (my fav!), crepes, egg muffin, etc. Everything, no matter how big or little the effort was made with such love, also known as bacon. But today, making pancakes really hit me as a special moment. It was a little "I love you" to my precious growing son. We may have a busy day ahead of us, but let's take some time in the morning to sit and eat yumminess together. I hope one day it means as much to Dominic as my morning breakfast memories do to me. Thanks mom!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Ode to a Crockpot

Oh crockpot so big and perfect
where have you been?
Packed away in a box.
I have missed you.
But today is a new day and you are back in my life.
Oh what joy!
I throw a bunch of food in, and you make it tasty.
We have many happy days ahead of us.

Ham and bean soup.  YUM!