Maddy Joseph, 1937-2011
In memory of my mother, I am sharing an incredible recipe for “Healing with Love and Time,” sent to me in a condolence card.
2 pounds of passage of time
1 cup of acceptance
3 drops of sweet memories
4 tbs. full of hope and faith
2 cups of patience
Tears as needed
Calm, prayers and smiles
A note from the chef: move gently through the days. Be good to yourself.
Warm your feelings slowly.
Add the sweet memories, faith and hope.
Mix with patience.
Gradually add in acceptance, life must go on.
Add tears and sadness as needed.
Season with calm and prayers of your personal choice.
Sprinkle with smiles as you can.
Add the passage of time.
Simmer as long as needed and notice sorrow will slowly begin to dissipate.
Eventually sweet memories will provide a special seasoning to your life.