The Precious Things They Say (Plus A Recipe)

The beginning of this post is to share of utter doom and failure. Okay, it isn’t the end of the world but I have a confession: I lied and broke trust with my kids.

No, it’s not about the tooth fairy or Santa (although, the 7 year old is still a believer).

However, it is along those lines: making gems.

The kids began this fun and exciting adventure of gem making with grandma a couple of years ago… they’d mix a variety of ingredients: flour, sugar, food coloring and so on and they had to have the right consistency and have a little time gems would appear. That’s right… plastic, colorful gems you could purchase off Amazon.

Well, the ten year old who gets to browse Amazon or the TY (stuffed animals site) with adult supervision found it on grandma’s order history… yup. She realized she was fallin’ for a trick. She wasn’t that hurt… or didn’t express it so.

Unfortunately, we got figured out by the seven year old and the eight year old and upon hearing the truth… began the shedding of the tears.

“You lied to us… you tell us not to lie but you lied to us!” Sobbing with tears cascading down her face, our eight year old vocalized.

Our seven year old said, “Don’t you know that playing along is lying? Why would you lie to us?”

Oh the heartbreak. I don’t think I knew whether to shrivel up and die or laughter with lunacy! Altogether, it was sad. You know, so often we go along with things and why is that generation by generation we can be so human and …well: lie. We go along with things. We along with things and do what I did: lie.

So, the other story is my ten year old embracing her Cambodian self asked for recipes. She wanted to get them in writing and be able to have them for herself.

*Today’s recipe is Chayote Squash and Pork Sausage soup.

Chayote isolated on white Premium Photo
All About Vietnamese Cha Lua - Pork Sausage Roll (with Pictures)

I add into about 2-3 cups of boiling water:

About 1 tsp of crushed black pepper, about 1tsp of chicken buillon, salt to taste then when water comes to a boil, I add the chayote squash. *Prep Chayote squash: remove skin, cut into cubes and cut around the seed locate middle and towards bottom of squash. Once the diced squash comes to a boil, you’ll add pork meat. *Pork Meat can be cut into slices and then sliced thinly or in triangles. You can choose. Bring all that to a boil and serve with Jasmine Thai Rice. Enjoy.

My friends, no matter where you are today and what you may be going through as you leave this blog I pray you find hope and peace in the midst of what you may be going through. Comment below on *1* the crazy things your kids do and say *2*a recipe you tried lately *3*What is keeping your hope candle aflame?


By MamaDea

Life can be full of hope and abundance; I am certain we can find it because the life we want and desire: Jesus came to give us life and we can have it abundantly! A little about me: I am a wife, first. Next, I am a mama to five children; my husband and I have four daughters and son! I love to connect and talk about things of God and look for beauty in life.

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