I have 3 daughters. Within the past three years, two of them have left home and gotten married. I am happy and excited about the new lives they are building, but I miss them! I miss having them here; baking with me …..going apple and berry picking together. I miss doing art and sewing projects with them and redecorating their rooms….I miss hearing about their lives on a daily basis and having their friends around. I miss my little girls. I even miss my teen-agers. The good part is that I love having grown-up daughters and the relationship we are developing as adult women.
I was excited yesterday when my oldest daughter, Amanda, said she would be stopping by for a couple hours this morning. I decided to make our visit a little special. I mixed up some pastry dough and stuck it in the fridge. This morning, I rolled it out, piled some of our garden blueberries in the middle, gathered the dough up around them, pinched it together and sprinkled it all with a little sugar. Into a hot oven it went! Then, I set the table on the back porch with some pretty china I found years ago at a second hand shop in town. I went out back and picked a big, fat bouquet of limelight hydrangeas. In less than an hour, everything was done! My open blueberry tart was delicious! My daughter was surprised and happy to have a little fuss made over her. We had such a great morning, sitting on the back porch, drinking tea and talking together like old times. I do miss the old times. ….thankfully, now is wonderful too!