Spring and the Easter season also bring me to reflect on life and loss in general. In a little over a week, we will celebrate and we will mourn the loss of my sweet friend's daughter. Elizabeth would have been celebrating her 3rd birthday. Oh, how we miss Elizabeth, and we continue to wonder why? A question that may never be answered this side of heaven. We also near Owen's 3rd birthday, and we continue traditions that we were able to make when Owen was full of life in utero ... burning the Christmas tree, making stepping stones, and the Awana Grand Prix, to name a few.
In addition, we approach the anniversary of my Grandma's passing. At the end of the month, it will be 10 years ago that my Grandma passed away. It saddens me that my children never met her, never tasted the fruit of her labor. We did get to tell Grandma that we were expecting (Jack) literally days before she left this earth.
So many little things remind me of Grandma - flowers and baking especially. And, with that aprons. It seems aprons have become popular and trendy again, and that makes me smile. A couple of months ago I won this fun apron in a giveaway.
Pies seem to be regaining popularity again as well. So, in memory of my Grandma, I donned my apron, tinkered in the kitchen and whipped up this little rustic blueberry crumble top pie. It was good ... but not as good as Grandma's.
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