Today, June 11, 2019 my parents would have been married for 52 years. They are true soul mates, now in heaven together. I am still ‘in a daze’ by the loss and have only just begun the grieving process. Denial only just passed, it’s heart breaking. This is the first anniversary without them. The loss, of both parents in such a short amount of time, has been overwhelming for our family. We embrace our faith, without that we would be truly lost.
I feel, deep down, to my heart and soul that I owe everything to my parents. Amazingly, even now, my parents continue to provide unconditional emotional support, through prayer and internal memories I am comforted. We have internal conversations, if I am still enough and listen I hear their advice. I cherish their words. I feel them by my side. Wow, have they done a remarkable job of instilling dreams and grace to my sister Fran and I. As a mother myself, If I can only pass down a bit of what they inspired within me, my daughter Bella Sophia will be forever blessed.
I also know that my parents loved traditions and family. My sister Fran (Fern) makes the very best home made ice cream. Since it is a California heat wave, I thought I would share her family recipe. My mother and father loved it when she made this recipe. I hope that you can make this ice cream and enjoy happy memories this summer season. Here is the link to Aunti Fran’s old-fashioned ice cream (click here for recipe). Enjoy!
In honor of Archie and Catherine and their fabulous ‘love story’ I would like to share the dedication from Book One of the Huckleberry Hill Adventure Series, The Wild Buck:
“Dedicated to Archie and Cathy, the most encouraging parents ever. Thank you for providing a delightful childhood. Love you always.” –Molly (AKA Maxine)
What inspires you? Who do you look up to? Do you have a relative, now in heaven that you honor with favorite recipes or traditions? Feel free to share, I love to pass on good energy! XOXO
FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS AND TAKE A MOMENT TODAY TO ENCOURAGE SOMEONE TO DREAM WITH YOU. MY PARENTS GIFT WAS TO LIFT UP OTHERS, SO LET’S JOIN HANDS AND BRING ONE ANOTHER UP. I PROMISE TO SMILE, LOVE AND LAUGH WITH YOU.