The ladies of the family celebrating Mom’s birthday in 2007 – Mom, me, Mom-Mom, and Emmy
Writing this I realize that it has been close to two months since I have posted anything on Ja Cie Kocham. The past two months have been filled with tremendous joys and utter sadness, both of which have kept me from taking the time to cook meals worth blogging about. Exactly one week ago, our family suffered a tremendous loss that will take a lifetime to overcome. My unbelievably sweet and loving Mom-Mom passed away unexpectedly.
Mom-Mom was the ultimate peacemaker and matriarch. She was always calling (and I emphasize ALWAYS) to make sure we were all tucked in safely, always making sure that we were happy and healthy, and always ready to offer invaluable words of wisdom and encouragement.
I miss you so much already, Mom-Mom.
Me and Mom-Mom bustin’ a move at my wedding in 2006. We seriously had a crowd of people surrounding us cheering us on.
She and I always laughed at the fact that I am a “mini-Mom-Mom” worrying about everyone else, dancing around the house for no reason, and being ornery as sin. I still have an answering machine message that Mom-Mom left me telling me how to curse in Polish. (She only told me because I asked. Hehe.) See?? We’re both ornery! (Sorry, Mom!!)
My beautiful sister and soon-to-be-wifey (soon-to-be meaning in a week!), is posting all of Mom-Mom’s favorite recipes. Since I was a little girl, I helped Mom-Mom make her famous Mashed Potatoes and Filling. I treasure the memories that she and I share and cannot wait to pass these recipes along to my children (that have yet to conceive… and apparently Mom-Mom was antsy in her pantsy for me to birth her great-grandchildren).
Mom-Mom all decked out in her princess gear for her birthday last year. Awwww… you are so beautiful!
I love you so much, Mom-Mom, and cannot wait until we meet again.