“They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad an sincere hearts.” Acts 2:46
My mom has been on a mission to accomplish that exact scripture. She found a homemade bread recipe that she loved and made a goal to bake one loaf of bread a day and give it to someone. That alone shows how thoughtful, empathetic, loving and Christ-like she is. She says “nothing is better than getting a loaf of warm homemade bread.” I couldn’t agree with her more. Think of the last time someone made you homemade bread? I can remember one of my best friends, Rachel baking a fresh loaf of french bread when I had one of my girls along with soup. It was one of the greatest meals that I clearly remember now even 6 years later.
My mom figured out that one loaf of homemade bread cost her 24 cents! Not much money at all, but the time and love she put into it means so much. My mom lives in Utah and came to see our baby Finn be born. She flew from Utah as soon as we told her my water broke and made it all the way to Connecticut in time to see him be born, it was a long labor and I cant believe she made it. She is extremely supportive of everything anyone in the family does including my husband, he is her own. When she came she made loaves of bread to give to people who had helped us when Finn was being born, friends who watched my girls while we were at the hospital.
We found flour sack cloths and wrapped the bread up and gave them away. We found the little honey bears at Home Goods and gave those to some as well.
The bread smells so good and warms up your home. My girls loved it for lunch one day as a peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. One of their families that we gave bread to the little girl took it as her snack at school and made sure to tell my girls, it was really cute.
I had this custom sign made for my mom for Mothers Day from Back Road Signs Company. I love all of her signs and loved having something custom made for my mom for mothers day. A favorite quote or saying would also make a great gift for a Birthday or start thinking of Christmas. You can pop over to my Instagram and enter to win a sign over your own and or leave a comment below! (Enter to win closed, congrats to our winner Brittany Francis!)
This is the easiest bread recipe-
1 1/2 to 2 cups water (room temperature not warm, I usually add closer to 2 cups)
1/4 teaspoon instant yeast
I heard a quote recently that I loved from Julie B. Beck “Mothers literally make room in their bodies to nurture an unborn baby- and hopefully a place in their hearts as they raise them- but nurturing is not limited to bearing children. Eve was called a “mother” before she had children. I believe that to “mother” means to “give life.” Think of the many ways you give life. It could mean giving emotional life to the hopeless of spiritual life to the doubter.”
I had a co-worker who wasn’t married and didn’t have children. But she was like a mother and mentor to me in a lot of ways. She taught me how to do a lot of things and gave life to a lot of ideas that I had. Happy mothers day to all you mothers and those that give life.
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