High Praise
June 11, 2013, 1:56 pm
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Dwarf lilac in bloom

Dwarf lilac in bloom

June 11, 2013

Today my daughter-in-law asked my wife for a recipe. Actually, what she asked for was for my wife to write down recipes of my son’s favorite dinners. My daughter-in-law, as do the rest of us, thinks my wife is a great cook. I think that it is high praise for her to keep my wife’s recipes among her cherished things.

When Connie and I married, it was a small affair at the courthouse. We had a celebration party a few days later for family and friends. We asked that gifts be omitted, but come share part of a day with us. Some people did bring gifts anyway. My mother brought a basket of stuff and in that basket were several of her recipes …. most all of my favorites 😮

Those recipes given by my mother and prepared by my wife, are some of my favorite foods. There is my grandma’s sugar cookie recipe, mom’s peanut blossoms and of course her home-made tomato soup directions. I guess at the time, I didn’t realize what a great gift those old index cards would become.

My hope is that years from now, as my son and his wife sit for a meal, we are remembered along with happy times. I know that when I sink my teeth into a sugar cookie, memories of my family and times we had, flood into my thoughts. Those memories are more precious than gold.

My wife has given recipes to all of our children. Many of the girls bake and cook for their families using those directions, written by hand and filled with love that will extend beyond our earthly lives. I would say that is High Praise to have someone ask for such things and then treasure them to boot!


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MMMM – Mom’s tomato soup

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