|Mother's Day Gift from Daughter|
My daughter apologized for buying me a gift instead of making something for me for Mother's Day, as she had been too busy preparing for her thesis presentation and doing her last two final papers, etc. But I told her that she has treated every day as Mother's Day, even before, and especially since, my diagnosis. She waited on me hand and foot after my surgery, when I couldn't do too much. She slept on the floor by my bed after my surgery and the first part of chemo, because she was afraid she might not hear me from the next room should I be in pain or need something. She arranged her schedule so that she could fly down to take me for my chemo therapy sessions and spend the weekend looking after me. These past 10 months (since my "lump" was discovered last July) have been very stressful for both of us and I've been impatient and snapped at times, but she's always been gentle and patient with me and even-tempered. I think she has honored me as her mother by her actions, every day. Besides, I love stuffed toys (used to have a huge collection of them) and the plush bunny is so cute!
I was able to have a good night's sleep, last night, so, hopefully, I am back on a regular sleep schedule until the next chemo session!
I had invited a friend of mine to spend Mother's Day with us, but she was unable to do so. Instead, daughter and I spent a leisurely day, relaxing.
I made waffles and more of my strawberry syrup (strawberries I had cut up and frozen, mixed with a little sugar and lemon juice, and boiled) for brunch. I thought some whipped cream would be a nice touch and sent daughter to the convenience store/mini market at the top of the lane, but they didn't have any! I wasn't going to send her to the grocery store to buy one item, so we had the waffles and strawberry syrup without any whipped cream.
For lunch, I pulled out a special packet of rice and curries I had in the freezer. It is something known as "lamprais", a Sri Lankan specialty. It is a savory rice with a rather specific mixture of different curries, all wrapped up in a banana leaf:
|A Packet of Lamprais|
The banana leaf imparts a lovely aroma to the rice and curries inside:
|Opened Packet of Lamprais|
Daughter and I shared this packet of lamprais for our lunch. I shall probably have a salad for dinner and daughter will probably have some leftovers.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being alive to celebrate Mother's Day with my daughter!
- Memories of my own mother.
- A loving, caring daughter.
- Being able to serve a special breakfast and lunch with what's on hand.
- The pile of dirty dishes in the sink and what they symbolize: plentiful meals, lovingly prepared and shared.
Now, I am off to make myself a nice cup of tea and then, tackle the dirty dishes in the sink!
|Dishes to be Washed!|
Hope each and every one of you have had a blessed day, today.