Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Insignificant Significance

"An insignificant moment to one may become something so significant to another." ~Mama Hen
It is funny how the things that may seem so insignificant to one person may become something so significant to another. I remember when I was a little girl that a neighborhood mom used to make carrot cake with cream cheese frosting from scratch. I, being a huge chocolate fan from early on, was enamored with this carrot cake. It became my favorite cake to this day. If there is a choice on a menu and the frosting is "cream cheese" I will always choose the carrot cake. I remember talking with the mom that introduced me to this heavenly cake just a couple of years ago. I told her how much I loved the cake when she made it for everyone when we were little. I also told her how much I loved visiting her house and being surrounded by the warmth, love and laughter. She said she did not remember that cake, but she was happy that I loved it and visiting so much. I said that every time I eat carrot cake I think of her. Well, today I made a batch of carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. I thought of this dear woman while doing so. I make them for special occasions like my mom's birthday party in the picture. This beautiful neighborhood mom passed away last year and after the funeral, while crying, I managed to get a chuckle out of my friend and this mom's son by telling him about how much I loved his mom's carrot cake. How insignificant that carrot cake might have been to my neighborhood mom, but how significant it was to me. May our dear friend be at peace up in heaven.

13 comments:

  1. That's what life is all about, the insignificant things that stick. Sweet story.

    And I LOVE carrot cake, easily a tie with red velvet, hmmm, both have cream cheese frosting, maybe that's it!

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  2. Love this story! It's those things from childhood we remember being so "sweet". It's beautiful that you are passing it along, too...

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  3. What a lovely memory that dear 'neighborhood mom' made for you. And now it looks like you're picking up torch. Have a wonderful day, even with the tinge of sweet sadness that she has passed on.

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  4. A bittersweet story, dear Mama Hen. What a loving tribute to a dear woman and what a SWEET memory - literally!!

    And I love carrot cake, too - okay, yeah, I admit it, it's the frosting!! Yum!!

    ~Bianca
    Pixie Dust & Dolphin Kisses
    www.TheLetsTalkMom.com

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  5. Happy Bday to your Momma! Love a good carrot cake and how sweet that you told her years later how much you enjoyed her home/carrot cake.

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  6. Ahhh I love this story. It truly is stories from our childhood that leaves impressions on our heart as we all become special woman and make our own homes lives for welcoming others in.

    God bless your week.

    Viola

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  7. Beautiful story MH. Really brings home that we never know the impact we can have on people.

    My fav part of this picture is your cutie pie and how she is eyeing those carrot cupcakes her mama made.

    Have a great week, my friend!
    xoxo

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  8. those little moments are what matter most. Ah and food sure has a way of bringing back significant memories in the people we love! it may have been just a cupcake, but so much more to you :) sweet post Mama!!!

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  9. It's the small things that make a difference, for sure! Another heart-warming post (:

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  10. Mmmm...I love Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing! Love this post thanks for sharing!!

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  11. It's interesting how some memories stick with us. This is a beautiful & bittersweet one. May your neighborhood mom/friend rest in peace.

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  12. I love how some things mean so much to some while others tend to remember other things. It's so interesting to look back and see what made an impact on one another. These are the things that shape who we are!

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  13. So true. There are little treasures tucked away in our memories. How special that you are carrying on this memory that gives you such joy.

    I am also a sucker for carrot cake and anything cream cheese! You have good taste, but I already knew that!

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