Challah Baking (a.k.a. Hafrashat Challah) in Memory of My Pearl & By Pearl, I Mean, My Mommy <3
Tonight, I made Challah bread dough in memory of my PEARL. And by pearl, I mean, my mommy.
It’s been years since you left us, but tonight, I felt your presence more than ever.
It’s amazing how you still have this ability & power to LIGHT UP ANY ROOM, even when you are not physically there. I can only dream & aspire to be half the amazing woman that you were & the way people spoke about you tonight (& always is a testimony to exactly that: PEARLS LIKE YOU ARE A RARE FIND & I am the most fortunate girl int he world to have the privilege to be your daughter. I can assure you that, that privilege will live on forever.
Mommy, I wish you were here to help me get through these difficult times & to watch me throughout my journey towards recovery, but I am also SO unbelievably thankful that you are doing the next best thing by sending me the strength, motivation & willpower to overcome it all, even without you being by my side physically.
Thanks to you, I am Superwoman.
I love you mommy & miss you now, more than ever.
Oh & thank you mommy for reuniting me (FINALLY) with my bests <3 <3 <3 I love you girls to the moon & wish I could have been more present in your lives in the past two years but, I am also SO thankful that you have remained by my side & been SO understanding even when I legit went MIA, even when I may not have been able to be the “best friend ever” & even when it seemed like we had drifted (WHO ARE WE KIDDING? We’d never drift!). It’s amazing how things have a way of falling right back into place & right where they could be with you girls ALL THE FREAKING TIME. Our bond is just THAT strong. AND NOW, GUESS WHO’S BACK?
UPDATE: HERE ARE THE BABES BEFORE BEING BAKED (a.k.a. it’s 5:30 am on Wednesday morning & I just braided Challah, waddup? #Superwoman)
CURRENT SITCH IN MY KITCH: Baking the Challah’s in mommy’s honour <3 (It is currently 5:37am, btw!). Thinking of you so hard this morning, mommy. As I braid these challahs, I am reminded of your always-full-of-people-life-&-delicious-food Shabbat tables that I (& so many others) had the privilege to be a part of & I can’t help but hope that one day, I’ll be able to accomplish the exact same thing.
You had (& STILL HAVE) this IMMENSE ABILITY TO REUNITE & BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER <3 & the fact that you STILL manage to do so even though you are not physically here says everything about the amazing, loving, kind, caring, selfless, generous & beautiful (inside & out) woman that you were.
I love you <3.
UPDATE: THE BABES ARE BAKING!!!!!!!
OKAY, HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THEY?
UPDATE: NOT BREATHING. SOMEONE CALL 911. THE BABES ARE READY. MY KITCH SMELLS LIKE HEAVEN. FREAKING THE EFF OUT. ABOUT TO DEVOUR AN ENTIRE CHALLAH. BYE.
CAN’T WAIT TO DEVOUR THESE BABIES!!!!!!!