She’s a selfless woman who always puts the needs of others before her own – whether its for her family, her community or for the environment. She keeps a happy home, that has always been full of love and good food. She’s taught me so much about life, love and cooking, and I’ll carry those lessons with me for the rest of my days. She is one of the bravest and strongest people I know and I can only hope that I can emulate that strength. She’s my confidant when I’m feeling low and is always there to offer support without question. I love her to bits and I hope that she takes some time today to herself! (You hear me, Mom?)
While going through my photo album recently, I came across some pictures from last year’s birthday celebration. My great aunt and I had picked up a cake from a nut-free bakery downtown. It looked gorgeous, but it wasn’t the best we’d had. Even a bad cake can’t stop a great night of family and food.
Like I said, it looks delicious, but it wasn’t the best cake I’d tried. The icing had no flavour to it and just felt like you were eating shortening and the cake itself was super dense. The bakery was kind enough to make up for it with another free cake later on in the year. We stuck to chocolate that time and it was much better.
Despite our cake fail, I think she still had a great night. Hopefully we’ll be able to make some more memories tonight when I head over to visit her tonight with my Great Aunt. Its supposed to get to 48°C (118°) which means we’ll be spending most of the night in the pool cooling off. I’ll be glad to get out of the city for that!