It’s possible….okay, it’s probable…that this wasn’t the greeting you had in mind for Mother’s Day. I’m fairly certain the greeting card companies have not yet developed a “You Smell” category (although, you can’t be sure….)
…when I am out and about in the world, certain smells pull me back to very special feelings about very special women in my life.
When I smell flour or bread dough or any lovely baking smells, I am reminded of my Grandma S. and baking with her in her kitchen at the farm….
Thank you to all the women in my life, in the past and in the present, who have nurtured me.
Listerine and Dove soap remind me of my Grandma W. Perhaps because there was so much huggin’ going on.
Thank you to all the trusted women in my life, who have helped to make me feel safe.
My Mom’s signature smell was Estee Lauder’s Private Collection. I have a bottle at home and spray a little every so often to remind me of Mom.
Thank you to all the beautiful women in my life, who have brought elegance and style into my life.
My particular concoction of Lavender rinse and Downy assure that Children, Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews can take a whiff of a newly washed blanket, stuffed animal or t-shirt and think of me. “This smells like Grandmama…” That just makes me happy.
Happy Mother’s Day.
I hope you smell.