Baked Goodies , A Mother’s Day Story

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Baked Goodies, A Mother’s Day Story –

A day no different from the past not so distant.  You were in you’re 30’s.  You see the window and smiled,  the flowers blooming and the kids are playing.  You went to the kitchen and started baking. The love of your life and the so many blessings.

Your friends are coming and the excitement is overflowing.  A good life, a wonderful family and great friends,  seems you’ve got everything.

A few cups of coffee and a few crunches of baked goodies, your friends shared their stories.   A different air opened some layers.  Disbelief or surprise engulfed you like a flame.  You turn off the radio playing the music when you felt the sweet melody disguise the dissonant chord inexplicable by words. What seem to be their good life resonates with yours.

Misery loves company but you knew you have no reason to complain. Everybody has their own journey.  What struck you most is all these years there’s something missing. How could that be when you’ve got four wonderful loving healthy kids,  a loving husband and a great career.

What is supposed to be  a happy gathering turns into an unhealthy matter. Why linger on fleeting feelings when  you live in an ever changing world?  They say it’s spiritual, but you said you’re religious. You never miss a church gathering, you live in a happy community.  How could you not see it?

Time flies so fast. Opening the gifts you received on your 60th birthday , you barely say a word.

You whisper to a friend, “Nothing has change”, just a few wrinkles on your face. They laughed. Suddenly the phone rings, your two daughters.

You said how much you miss them .  Tears flow when they said they miss you and your baked goodies. You’re still waiting for another call. Where is he?  All your friends are here but your family is thousand miles away.

In your heart you knew they  will never forget your birthday. “You’re the best mom in the world”, that’s what your kids were saying in that Yuletide card they sketch and  sealed with their kisses in a not so distant Christmas past.

When all your friends are gone, you  went to your room. Your attention was directed to your achievements. The plaques, the awards, all those recognitions you received from your community. They’re still with you, on your 60th birthday. What used to be treasured trophies seem meaningless. If you can only hug them.

Just like that distant baked goodie past, the feelings resurfaced. Tears suddenly  flow as  your fingers touched your husband’s photo.

On his death bed, he said you don’t have to worry in your twilight years, everything is well taken care of.  He told you,  he left you a fortune.  Now you’re wondering, you’re only in your 60’s, still way to go on your twilight years and you felt so alone.  Yes, he left you a fortune , you knew what he meant. Your Kids are your fortune. But why are you alone now?

You were awakened by a phone call. Your first child, your eldest son.  You knew in your heart he’ll never forget.

You went to the kitchen and wrap the baked goodies.  You were welcomed by the guards as you enter the prison. You see your youngest son smiling.

The sweetest words you’ll ever hear “Happy Birthday Mom, I love You.”  Tears flow from your eyes when you opened the letter. A smile in your heart when you read the words, “Dad says we are your fortune. Nope Mom, you are our fortune. You will always be my fortune. “

You gave him your hug and your baked goodies and he gave you his words.  You knew in an instant, you’re not really alone.

*** A Mother’s love is never over.  As long as someone needs you, your story is always worth sharing. A story i wrote years ago for mother’s day. Thanks to wordpress i’ve got to publish it here on this blog. Happy Mother’s Day!


Copyright © 2014 Joys of Joel by Joel F. All Rights Reserved.



32 thoughts on “Baked Goodies , A Mother’s Day Story

    1. Thanks Annika. I wrote this as a help for my friend’s daughter.

      Since i can’t say no to my friend, i created this story for her daughter’s mother’s day project. she actually received B minus for this. 🙂

      That was yeaaaarrrrrs ago,(2003). This was actually a repost, i published it here in wordpress 2 years ago.

      Thanks for dropping by Annika. Happy Mother’s Day.

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      1. I have to giggle at that – you kindly helping out with homework. I wasn’t even on WP 2 years ago so glad you reposted! Mother’s Day was in March in the UK but I feel blessed every day!

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        1. Oh i’m glad i made you smile. A lot of people thought this was my story. Nope just a figment of my crazy mind.
          My parents are still alive. you see in this story the woman is a widow, and i don’t have two sisters, and no one’s in jail. But i love my mom’s baked goodies. 🙂

          Yup, i wrote this more than ten years ago but i only have wordpress last 2014 so this is one of my first few posts then.

          Oh i didn’t know Mother’s day in Uk was in March. Anyway, advance Happy Mother’s Day (2017). Thanks again for stopping by. Take Care.

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  1. Beautiful post! I also wanted to tell you thank you SO SO SO much for taking the time to read my post “Please Help Our Momma” that was reblogged on the Our Rumbling Ocean blog. It means the world to me that you stopped to read about our cause. I’d humbly like to ask that you consider making a contribution to the cancer relief crowd funding campaign me and my twelve year old brother made for our mom who is fighting third stage colon cancer. Attached are both the links to my original post as well as the campaign itself where you can donate. Please take time to put my family in your consideration this week. If you cannot donate please at least reblog our cause. I know you can help make a tremendous difference!

    “Please Help Our Momma” post –

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    Thanks so much!

    Christopher Michael

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