Saturday, May 8, 2010

Mother's Day Gift

Let it be known to the heavens and earth that I have officially completed the most amazing gift for my Mother-in-Law for Mother's Day!  Yes, I've been a slave to my computer and scanner all week after a brainstorm I had last Sunday... in the shower.  Don't judge, it's where I do my best thinking! :)

Chris' mom had given me a HUGE manilla envelope of recipe's from her mother (whom had passed away in 1990) and asked if I could put them in a binder or something for her for safe keeping.  This was sometime around last October/November.  "Sure Mom, no problem."  "Thanks sweetie, no rush."

So here they sat... 

Holiday's are always crazy for everybody, and I've really been focusing on building my jewelry business so low and behold, the manilla envelope was still just sitting... until last Sunday.

Over this week, I have typed and scanned in all those recipes into a cookbook... yes, 88 pages, portrait 8 1/2 x 11" with a beautiful photo of Nana for the cover and had it professionally bound.  It turned out amazing, and since I know she doesn't get on the internet but twice a year, I know this post isn't going to spoil the surprise.  :)

So this is a picture of Chris' Nana, whom I never had the blessing to meet while she was alive.  However, in compiling all her decades of recipes, I know she was here with me.  I felt a chill, and got really, really emotional on one particular day (and it was 80 outside, so I could rule out the weather).  Her spirit definitely let me know she was here and that she loved what I was doing.  It was really a special, special moment I'll cherish for my lifetime!

What are you doing for your mom and mother-in-law for Mother's Day?  Any special traditions?  I'd love to hear how your week went and what you've been up to!  Gee, I've missed you all this week!  Can't wait to give the gift of a lifetime tonight at our get together. :)



Jodi said...

What a lovely idea! She's going to love it!! :) Don't be surprised if you get tears! :)

Hope you have a great weekend!


Regina said...

What a great gift. Yes, you will all have tears. I teared up reading your post. Have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.

Dawn Doucette -Designs by Dawn Marie said...

It was absolutely priceless giving this to Mom last night. She bawled, Chris' sister was crying, his bother's wife was crying... all tears of happiness that Nana's spirit and her family recipes could live on forever.

I feel so blessed to be able to deliver Nana's message of love to her family. Hope you both have a wonderful Mother's Day!


slmpetersen said...

Well I am a little late to the party, but reading this post made me tear up too! What a wonderful way to share the families love of food and memories!


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