Happy Mother’s Day

PF Mom and Vic

 From the archives – but still so true!

My mom is not a foodie, but during my call to wish her a happy Mother’s day, for once she started talking about food:

“I’m throwing away a green lemon, not because it’s not ripe, because it’s moldy. We’ve got to get the science experiments out of the fridge. One shelf at a time…the yogurt said December 21st, I figure it is time to get rid of it.”

I asked her permission to share that on my blog and she said “Of course, you can use it as an example of how far you’ve come and that liking to cook is not genetic.”

The fact that food is of so little importance to my Mom means we find other topics of conversation. But what’s really remarkable is the effort she puts forth to make sure I am comfortable and can eat completely gluten-free whenever I go home. They even stop eating gluten for the most part when I am there. I told them as long as flour isn’t flying in the air, we could keep the gluten from contaminating me, but she and Victor don’t want me to feel deprived when I am visiting. I am able to cook as easily in their kitchen as I do in my own.

I am lucky to have such an incredible Mom and wish I could be there with her today. All of my love and thoughts are with her on this special day. I hope you are able to celebrate Mother’s Day with your loved ones.

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allergic girl said,

May 12, 2008 @ 4:26 pm

oh so sweet…gotta love the moms!

next year you can join us!

Lynn Barry said,

May 12, 2008 @ 11:12 pm

I love it! Your mom is a hoot! HUGS

Sheltie Girl said,

May 13, 2008 @ 1:53 pm

Your Mom is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Sheltie Girl @ Gluten a Go Go

AmyT of www.diabetesmine.com said,

May 13, 2008 @ 2:07 pm

HMD, Catherine!

Great work here. I mentioned you in yesterday’s post at

http://www.diabetesmine.com/2008/05/suddenly-celiac.html

Best,
AmyT

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