A red rose represents love and I believe that no one will ever love you like your mother does. It is a fierce love, a love that would lift the heaviest object off her child, a love that would step in front of a train to save her child, a love that I will always know because of my wonderful mother!
I will always associate the most pleasant scents with my Mom. I remember the smell of her perfume when she got dressed up to go on a date with Dad. The kitchen always had the yummy smells of something delicious baking in the oven. Whenever I smell those kind of things today, I am filled with the best memories of my mother.
I remember arguing with my Mom as I was growing up. I always felt so bad afterwards but she made it so easy to tell her I was sorry and that I loved her. I knew no matter what was said she would always be there for me.
I associate bright colors with my mother. I think it is her warm smile which has a way of bringing light to any room she walks into.
It’s interesting that after becoming a mother myself, I began to appreciate everything my own mother taught me so much more! She said the most important thing a person can do is to be the best mother to her children. I have a lot to live up to and was fortunate enough to have the very best teacher, my Mom.
I remember thinking as a child that my mother could take care of anything because she always found a way to do so. She taught me how to rise above ugliness. She explained to me that when someone strikes out to hurt you, that they themselves are hurting. Understanding my mother’s wisdom has helped me throughout my life. My mother always had the answer and still does today. She is still my confidant and she will always be ten feet tall in my eyes.
Happy Mother’s Day to you Mom!!
LUSCIOUS LEMON BARS
Luscious Lemon Bars
2 Cups Flour
1/2 Cup Powdered Surgar, sifted
2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon Salt
3/4 Cup Butter
4 Eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/2 Cup Sugar
3 Tablespoons Flour
1 teaspoon Lemon Peel, finely shredded
3/4 Cup Lemon Juice
1/4 Cup Half & Half or milk
In a large bowl, combine first 4 ingredients and use a pastry cutter to cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press mixture into greased 13x9x2″ baking pan. Bake in a 350F oven for 18-20 minutes.