mother’s day


Will made sweet potato biscuits, chocolate chip raspberry pancakes, crabmeat scrambled eggs and sausage

there were bloody maries, proseco with raspberries and then later vodka with ginger ale and raspberries

the day was mostly spent on the balcony as we ate, drank and talked

i was surrounded by family

our miami family which is made up of dear friends who were there the day i became a mother

it was a wonderful mother’s day

i hope that all of you mamas and soon to be mamas had a wonderful mother’s day as well

happy monday!

(photo by D)

letter from a mother to a daughter

“My dear girl, the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. If when we talk, I repeat the same thing a thousand times, don’t interrupt to say: “You said the same thing a minute ago”… Just listen, please. Try to remember the times when you were little and I would read the same story night after night until you would fall asleep. When I don’t want to take a bath, don’t be mad and don’t embarrass me. Remember when I had to run after you making excuses and trying to get you to take a shower when you were just a girl? When you see how ignorant I am when it comes to new technology, give me the time to learn and don’t look at me that way… remember, honey, I patiently taught you how to do many things like eating appropriately, getting dressed, combing your hair and dealing with life’s issues every day… the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. If I occasionally lose track of what we’re talking about, give me the time to remember, and if I can’t, don’t be nervous, impatient or arrogant. Just know in your heart that the most important thing for me is to be with you. And when my old, tired legs don’t let me move as quickly as before, give me your hand the same way that I offered mine to you when you first walked. When those days come, don’t feel sad… just be with me, and understand me while I get to the end of my life with love. I’ll cherish and thank you for the gift of time and joy we shared. With a big smile and the huge love I’ve always had for you, I just want to say, I love you… my darling daughter. “

in honor of mother’s day tomorrow i decided to share with you this letter that was passed around on fb

it’s a good reminder that one day we will need the same love, compassion, patience and support we once did when we were little

i hope Lily will be there for me like i am here for her