Friday, November 4, 2011

to you

the lady on my left is the most wonderful woman on earth
she gave birth to me
she held and caressed me, she saw me took my first step
she spanked me, she got mad at me
she smiles for me, she cries for me, she prays for me

we are different in so many ways
yet we are similar in so many

she is the person i fought with the most
yet we love each other so

there are times when i secretly wish to have a someone else as my mother
yet she is still and will always be the best mother to me

today is her birthday
happy birthday, ma-mi
i love you

from fruit to jam

grown by obachan

persimmon jam
made by hiukei

it's nice to have a 2nd (or 3rd) hometown
visited my 'hometown' in japan yesterday
2 bags of fresh vegetables
6 oranges
6 grapefruits
a bag full of persimmon
a jar of homemade miso
a bag of chestnut

the word grateful is not enough to express my gratitude
but i am truly grateful
for being so loved

thank you
thank you
thank you