Spending Time and Creating Memories!

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Real Estate Agent with ProStead Realty

Spending Time and Creating Memories!

 

In 2008 I moved my mother from Florida to live with me after my step-father passed.  This October my mother had her 90th birthday.  Each and everyday I am so grateful to have this special time to share with my mother.  She is an amazing woman and is so intelligent, loving and kind.  I have learned so much from her over the years.

 

Yesterday was a very special day.  She was enjoying a good book, she reads several books a week, and I decided to get out her favorite cookie recipe and mix up some cookies.  It just felt like a good day to begin some early holiday baking.  My mother heard me in the kitchen and asked what I was doing.  I told her that I had just mixed up a batch of her favorite German Springerle cookie dough.

German Springerle Cookies

 

I was getting ready to roll the dough out to form into cookies and she came to the kitchen to join me.  I asked her if she wanted to help roll them out and she got the biggest smile on her face and twinkle in her eyes.  I set everything up at our breakfast table, so that she could be seated to help.  She and I had the best time just sharing, laughing and discussing old times with family and friends who are no longer alive and with us.  The time flew and it was so much fun.

 

The cookies came out great and are oh so delicious.  They were made with an extra dose of love.

 

The holiday season is upon us ... spending time and creating memories!!

 

Judith Parker, CRS, GRI

ProStead Realty

www.JudithParker.com

judithparker10@gmail.com

704-241-8830

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Laura Cerrano
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Life can be a collage like that! :)

Nov 04, 2013 08:17 AM #1
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Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Good evening Laura, what a beautiful comment and life is a collage.  Have a great evening!

Nov 04, 2013 08:20 AM #2
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
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Judith, what a wonderful way to spend some time with your mom. I imagine when you were a kid, she invited you to help with the cookie making, it's still fun even when the roles reverse a little.
Nov 04, 2013 09:35 AM #3
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Kathy Sheehan
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Judith, there is nothing like a batch of holiday cookies to share memories.

Nov 04, 2013 10:02 AM #4
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Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Hi Silvia, so true ... she always invited me to join in and help make cookies.  Yesterday she joined me.  So sweet!!

 

Nov 04, 2013 10:24 AM #5
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Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Hi Kathy, so, so true.  We laughed and talked and so many family members were with us in spirit.  Thanks for commenting.

 

Nov 04, 2013 10:26 AM #6
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Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

An endearing story Judith; may your holidays be filled with many more precious moments.

Nov 04, 2013 11:10 AM #7
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Joni Bailey
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AWESOME! Call be biased -- but i think this one deserves a gold star!! LOVE THIS! Kiss your mom for me!!

Nov 04, 2013 11:29 AM #8
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Debbie Reynolds
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Judi, Times like that are to be cherished. You are so blessed to have your mom with you and in good enough health to be an enjoyment for both of you. 

Nov 04, 2013 11:30 AM #9
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Judi~ My heart is filled to the brim by your story. What a special time. I've always wanted to bake cookies with my grandchildren. I think we tried it once. My oldest granddaughter is going to be 13 in January. I think it's time to get her back in my kitchen!

Nov 04, 2013 12:14 PM #10
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Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Good evening Teral ... thank you.  Wishing you many beautiful moments and memories for the holidays!

Nov 04, 2013 12:24 PM #11
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Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Hi Joni, I know you can relate for I see how special your mother is to you.  Kiss your mom from me and love our mothers.  Very special ladies!!

Nov 04, 2013 12:25 PM #12
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Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Good evening Debbie, I am so grateful that she is here with me and able to enjoy.  She is a blessing. 

Nov 04, 2013 12:26 PM #13
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Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Good evening Donna, it is definitely time for you to get that sweet 13 year old into your kitchen and share time and create memories for a life time.  Enjoy!!

Nov 04, 2013 12:28 PM #14
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Roy Kelley
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We will watch for the recipe in a future blog.

Treasure the time you are allowed to spend with those that you love.

Nov 05, 2013 10:24 AM #15
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Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Hi Roy, I will definitely share the recipe for it is easy to make and oh so good.  These are definitely days to treasure.

Nov 06, 2013 08:05 AM #16
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Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Hi Joni, I just saw my gold star.  You are so sweet and thank you.  What a nice surprise!!

Nov 06, 2013 09:37 AM #17
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Geri Sonkin
Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103 - Merrick, NY
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You are so lucky to have these days with your mother, and she with you.  I would give much to have one more hug, or one more conversation with my mother.  You brought tears to my eyes.

Nov 07, 2013 10:58 PM #18
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Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

I would love to have my Mother back to spend time with.  Never take a person for granted.  Thanks for sharing.  A very touching story.

Nov 16, 2013 08:19 PM #19
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