We celebrated Mother’s Day at my house today. My two little sisters and my mother-in-law were the guests of honor.
We had planned to eat in the backyard; but the wind and cool temperature did not provide the best medium for that. A handful of us still braved it, though.
I wanted to have an easy and healthy menu. We had chicken and beef kabobs served with whole wheat lavash bread, beans, salad and yogurt. One of my brother-in-laws, Delavar, helped with grilling, my husband entertained the kids and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves one way or another.
And I made a Lemon Cake…
Of course, there were presents: I gave a silk scarf to my truly lovely mother-in-law and as usual she was super-appreciative. I had knitted/crocheted a necklace and accompanying pouch for each one of my sisters. They looked good on them.
I genuinely admire and love these three mothers and to have them over and celebrate them was a privilege. Growing up, I had never pictured my little sisters becoming mothers. We are very close in age and I remember them pretend play with and “mother” their dolls and I remember myself making fun of them. But little girls do grow up and have children of their own. I know my mother would be proud of her all grown-up girls/mothers. I guess, in a sense, we (most of us at least) dream to be “moms” long before we are “moms” for real.
Happy Mother’s Day to all moms out there…
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