My take on Mother’s Day

Chris Brandl - Thursday, May 07, 2015
Chef Chris Brandl and Mamma B. Mother’s Day is an annual holiday, typically falling on the second Sunday in May, that honors the institution of motherhood. In observance of Mom’s special day, gift giving is routine, and often includes cards, flowers, and other presents.

Most moms wear a variety of hats while raising their brood, but my mom was also my kindergarten teacher. In the world of little boys, my mother was everything to me.

There’s one story that comes to mind, that my mom & I still talk about. I was just a young boy, maybe 5 or 6, when my Mom came down with Encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain caused by an infection. I wanted to help her feel better, so I decided to make her toast. She was so worried about me using the toaster and burning myself, but I felt determined to do my part in taking care of her while she recovered.

Well, I burned the toast. And yes, I burned my hand. Her worrying was spot-on. But that’s what Mom’s do, right? Even when they’re sick or tired, they’re always thinking about others.

Now that I’ve got my own family, and my toast making skills have improved, I’m able to fully appreciate all that Moms do, as an adult. So even though the holiday can seem commercialized at times, it’s an opportunity to show our gratitude for the Mothers in our lives.

Thanks, Mom!
Geneva Mcdonald commented on 08-May-2015 01:51 AM
Thank you Chef Brandl for sharing this very special relationship you have with your Mother, Ms. Virginia. She can be proud that the world is a better place because of you and the contribution you continue to make. Have a great Mother's Day Ms. Virginia!

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