Food and Friendship: Getting by with a little help from your friends

Jospehine is already almost a month old. What?! And that means it’s been about that long since I’ve visited my blog. It was quite crazy suddenly having no no time to do just about anything, and to be in the throws of recovery as well. Throughout all the craziness, we were saved by our friends and by their phenomenal gift of nourishment. We were also showered with moral support abound, love, listening, child caring and so much more. We are so blessed to have a community of inspirational people around us.

I really love how much comfort food offers, and how it can be considered sacred. It is given in times of celebration, sickness, or loss. It is used as an integral part to many religious ceremonies. Food can be one of the strongest connections between family.  In the weeks following Josephine’s birth, our friends brought us homemade soups, casseroles and salads every night we didn’t need to ask each other what delivery service we would settle for.

The website that made this really easy was meal train. You sign up for a day, write in what you are making and bring food by on that day. We were able to jot down the schedule so that we knew to be home that evening and what people were bringing. Yum. It really is a wonderful service.  Since then, I have joined one for another friend and look forward to many more chances to return the good will, love and friendship.

So much of this blog has been about food. It’s been strange being away for so long and even stranger being away from the kitchen. I cooked my first meal this monday and hope to blog about it in the upcoming days. Thank you for your patience while life somewhat falls into place again.

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