This month marked the 100th anniversary of the celebration of Mother’s Day. The celebration of the Director of Operations for the family – a.k.a. ‘MOM” – is a cherished ritual.
Mother’s Day gives her that something special back. That something is a special message “We see what you do for us. Thank you. You are appreciated. You are loved.” This day also reinforces the bond between mother and child, and exhibits the admiration of the spouse or partner.
The closeness I felt to my family on Mother’s Day as they lavished me with attention was amazing. I awoke to a breakfast spread of mango, pineapple, peaches and other fruit cut in the shape of hearts, stars, etc., whole-grain bread fresh from the bakery, and homemade cocoa-powder chocolate. I then dressed for church as they all cleaned the kitchen.
After church, I slipped back into my pajamas for a much-needed nap to recover from the previous 3 am – 11 pm day I had. I was awakened to a vegan chicken sandwich made lovingly by my 7-year old. Then my husband brought me a big, steaming cup of mint tea made with leaves he picked from our herb garden and palm sugar – yum!
Next I took a hot bath by candlelight with soothing music playing. I then slipped back into bed and dreamland until summoned to the dining room for a special dinner. As I rested, my husband, my 17-year old and my 7 year old took time in the kitchen preparing a vegan chicken marsala, roasted potatoes, and baby asparagus – WOW! We ate, laughed, and enjoyed the familial joy of a healthy, delicious meal Anything Vegan style. The gifts and the food showed me how much I mean to them because of the time and care they spent in making it personal and special for me.
I hope you celebrated all of the mother-figures in your life to say “I see what you do for me. Thank you. You are appreciated. You are loved.” Here’s the delicious recipe so you can make them a special Anything Vegan meal too. It matters more than you may realize. In case you need more convincing, watch this funny 4 minute video entitled “World’s Toughest Job – Director of Operations“
Delicious meal paired with herb-roasted potatoes and baby asparagus!
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