It is ironic to be asked this question on this day. It is my son Samuel’s twelfth birthday. A week before he was born, my Mom rode in like the cavalry to help me. She usually didn’t show up before the baby was born, but this time it was different. I was alone with my three older daughters. I was enormous at this point and felt most comfortable sitting on the couch.
She opened the door to my house on that Spring Day and came to me, her younger daughter who was hugely pregnant at thirty-nine years old. I imagine I looked as pitiful as I did when I got my tonsils out at age 6.
“What can I get for you?” she asked. Naturally with a Mommy the first thought is “What can I feed you?”
I asked for steamed rice with butter and salt AND an egg salad sandwich.
It was so simple for her to create and so comforting for the very pregnant me.
These are still two of my most commonly requested comfort foods.
There are no recipes necessary except love and I am supremely satisfied.
This month with NaBloPoMo from BlogHer.com the theme is Comfort. So far, I have completely enjoyed answering the prompts - they are all bringing back surprisingly clear memories that had been tucked away for far too long.