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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mothers' Day Contest Winner and Thoughts

Some Mothers Day Poems to celebrate the day, I keep tucked in my kids' baby books.

First, from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, whom I first learned of in college and whose words have such resonance...
"Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you,and though they are with you, yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love, but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls,for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward, nor tarries with yesterday."

ADOPTION POEM
Once there were two women
Who hardly knew each other
One you do not remember
The other you call mother
Two different lives shaped to make yours one
One becoming your guiding star
The other became your sun
The first gave you life
And the second taught you to live in it
The first gave you a need for love
And the second was there to give it
One gave you nationality
The other gave you a name
One gave you the seed of talent
The other gave you an aim

One gave you emotions
The other calmed your fears
One saw your first sweet smile
The other dried your tears
The age old questions through the years;
Heredity or environment - which are you the product of ?
Neither my darling - neither
Just two different kinds of love!

Bittersweet, yes, but love is the underlying emotion, deep love that is hard to define. I still remember every moment as if it were yesterday, the first moments of seeing my son and later my daughter. Joy and the awe of the strength of the birth parents to choose us to parent their precious children. Through it all, hard and easy times, I am grateful for the opportunity. (We are grateful, I speak for my hubby too as I see it in his eyes as he remembers the special moments in our lives as a family).
Well, I chose a winner randomly with the random generator web site, and the winner of the Vintage Needlebook is: Jessica at HappyTogether...I am so glad, she has been a loyal follower, and a real friend! Watch for it in the mail, Jessica, God bless you on Mothers' Day!


I know my contests are only seen by a few, but I love the idea of making more blogger friends and sharing ideas, I think it is cool to give back to a few here and there.

One more gift to share, my mothers' Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe, the birthday cake that is asked for more than any others. It is rich and chocolatey of course. I made cupcakes to celebrate Mom's Day, and had to top with the special fudge frosting. Yum!



Here it is, print and keep near the Baking Cabinet!


Chocolate Fudge Cake

3 sq. unsweetened chocolate
3 eggs
2 1/4 c sifted cake flour
1 1/2 t vanilla
2 t baking soda
1 c sour cream
1/2 t salt
1 c boiling water
1/2 c butter
2 1/4 c firmly packed light brown sugar
Melt chocolate. Cool. Grease and flour 3 cake pans. Sift flour, baking soda and salt onto wax paper. Beat butter till soft in a large bowl. Add brown sugar and eggs; beat with mixer at high speed until light and fluffy, 5 minutes. Beat in vanilla and cooled melted chocolate.
Stir in dry ingredients alternately with sour cream, beating well with a wooden spoon after each addition, until batter is smooth. Stir in boiling water. Batter will be thin. Pour at once in to prepared pans. Bake at 350 for 35 minutees.

Chocolate Fudge Frosting

4 squares unsweetened chocolate 1/2 c milk
1/2 c butter 2 t vanilla
1 lbs confectioners sugar

Melt chocolate. Cream butter and add melted chocolate. Gradually add confectioners sugar and beat till smooth. Add milk till nice and creamy. Add vanilla.

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