Celebrating My Mom’s Birthday with Oatmeal Raisin Cookies {share your tried and true recipe!}

by GfG on September 23, 2014 · 8 comments

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Tommorow is my mom’s birthday.  I’ve shared a letter to her.  I’ve shared how I understand the seemingly tacky roadside memorials.  I’ve shared how much losing my mom affects me.

This year, I’d like to have you share something with me.

My mom LOVED oatmeal raisin cookies and I’d like to find a tried and true fantastic recipe.  I have made some in the past, but I can’t find the recipe I used.  Sure, I could google it, but I love to hear personal recommendations much more.  Especially ones from people I know personally… or cyber-ly.   In the past, I bought some cookies from Costco and they are fab, but… well…

Do you have an oatmeal raisin cookie recipe you like?

Share it in the comments, pretty please!  Or the link.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies PIN

{original cookie photo credit to Pillsbury}

Tomorrow, we will do school as normally, then spend the day at drama group, per Wednesdays’ schedule.  I never really know how I will be on her birthday.  It’s a surprise.  Not always a great one, but a surprise anyway.

For the first time, I will make reuben sandwiches for dinner.  My mom loved those too.  She never made them, well… at least not to my knowledge…. but I’d like to try.  Surely, it’s not that difficult.  Actually, it sounds so stinkin’ easy that if the family likes them, they could be added into our rotation.

I will talk about Mimi and show photos.  We might even watch some videos.  The goal here is for my children to recognize and know in a tiny way a woman who loved them dearly.  Their grandmother who may have had a difficult time being around rowdy kids for long periods, but loved them and was incredibly proud of them.  It means a lot to me that they feel a connection to her in some way.

This year, I think I may also talk about the love Papalou had for Mom and how he cared for her until the very end.  He was a steadfast rock of love and a beautiful model of marriage.  I am so grateful for that, not just for myself, but for her and his grandchildren.

I am filled with gratitude for the gift of a mom that loved me.  That cheered for me.  That bragged on me.  That was there for me.

I am sure glad that she was given life, seventy-one years ago.

I will celebrate the life that gave me life.

And… we will eat oatmeal raisin cookies!

(I am having technical problems with the blog right now, so comments are being read by me and approved, but they are not showing up for others.  I am working on it, so keep posting comments!  Hilarious that this issue happens the day before I post something specifically asking for comments.  Hil.ar.i.ous. )


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