Mother’s Day is a special time to say an extra “I love you” and “thank you” to those lovely ladies that took care of us when we were tots, and who continue to do so throughout life.
I have an amazing mother. She’s funny and strong and full of mischief, even at the age of… well, I can’t tell you. Mom tells everyone she is 39, so we’ll go with that. Because she looks so incredible, no one really questions her.
She is where I got my amazing genetics, and also where I got celiac disease (I forgive you, Mom! It turned out just fine.). And just in case you’re wondering, Mom is not where I got my love of all things food. She will tell you in a second that she hates to cook. Go figure, food has always been a passion of mine.
What Mom did teach me was how to be kind to others, even when they aren’t kind to you; how to stay strong under adversity; how to laugh at yourself and build up others; how to serve and love everyone, because everyone has the need to be cared for; how to stand up for myself and how to be brave.
That’s not all Mom has taught me over the years, but these are the character building traits for which I am grateful. There’s more. Some things she tried to teach me didn’t stick. Like how to sew. (I feel about sewing the way Mom feels about cooking.)
And I’m still learning from her! My daughters sometime look at me and say, “Mimi!” That’s what the kids call her and that’s their way of telling me I’m becoming more like her every day. That makes me smile, because she is awesome!
If you’re still fortunate enough, like I am, to have your mom with you, tell her you love her. If you’re not, tell her in your heart – moms hear everything, forever.
Here are Gluten Free Recipes for Mother’s Day to help make your day extra-special!
Gluten-Free Lemon Sandwich Cookies (pictured, top)
Gluten-Free Meyer Lemon Tart (above)
Spinach Squares (above)
Strawberry Balsamic Salad (below)
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Happy Mother’s Day to moms everywhere!
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