I remember when my oldest was about two years old and eating some of my home baked cookies. I asked him, “ Can you taste all the love I put in there?”
To which he replied, “I can! You put a lot of love in there.”
And so began the phrase of “I can taste the love” from all five of my children with every meal I made or cookies and cakes that I baked.
There were times when I made their favorite food that they would say, “You put extra love in this! I can taste it!”
I was reminded of this precious tradition that began over 30 years ago when I spoke with my Noah last night. They asked me if I still had my old Better Homes and Garden Cookbook (which I do!) and could I send them a screenshot of the banana bread recipe. I told them that I would and I did.
Such a simple thing yet one that is so precious.
I can still see those sweet little faces eating a chocolate chip cookie, the chocolate all over their mouths saying “I can taste the love!”
And you know what? I always did put the love in whatever I made for them to eat, no matter their age. It meant so much to me to see how happy that made them and I hope someday they’ll understand that it made me even happier.
Once in a while there are those rare moments as adults that they’ll still say that they “can taste the love.”
I texted Noah the banana bread recipe last night and reminded him to put the “love” in it.
And they said that they remembered that.
It was a “be still my heart” moment and I’m grateful for that.
Wishing you love and light,