On Mother’s Day twenty-twelve I feel it necessary to tell you that my mom has a HUGE heart. I’m her daughter by marriage, but her heart is big enough for her 2 sons and me too and always has been. We are a blended family. I love this term, because it is the perfect illustration of what we are: lots of people coming together with the willingness to “blend” in order to form something new. The past is not swept away. It is merely blended with the past of others to create a new present. I love it. We love it. I’m sure I can speak for our entire family when I say, we love you mom! Here is some family photo love from my brother’s wedding. My mom is the happiest in it. Beautiful.
Being that my mom is literally 1,180 miles away (I Google mapped it) there’s not much happening on the Mother’s Day front here in Seattle. I did call my lovely madre (pretty much the only Spanish I use on a regular basis) to tell her I love her, and I sent her a sticker for her car that says “Chapman Mom,” along with a note promising to spoil her next year when I can be with her (more about the move tomorrow…).
As for brunch, I went basic today. I made a Cyclops. Most people call it Egg in a Basket, but it reminds of the Cyclops from Homer’s The Odyssey. It just does, so I changed the name. I topped it with sriracha and paired it with fresh strawberries and some water with lime. The perfect brain power brunch to kick start my studying for the CBEST (California Basic Educational Skills Test).
What is the one thing you want the world to know about your mom?