Remember when you were a kid and you would ask your parents why there’s a Mothers and Fathers day but not a “Kids Day”, and they would answer, “everyday is kids day”. Well now I am starting to learn the truth of that statement and as I am getting older, I am realizing more and more why there is a Mother’s Day.
Mom’s are the bees knees. My mom has been my absolute best friend, especially since I have moved away. We speak on the phone everyday, and we have yet to run out of things to talk about. There is no way I would be the person I am or possess the strength I have each day without her, and I feel blessed we have the relationship we do. Even though we are apart today and are for most of the year, there is no one in my life I feel closer to and will listen about my day for hours, both the good ones and the bad ones. Always putting herself before others, I am constantly inspired by her and am grateful for the talents she has passed on to me.
Reason number two mom’s are the bees knees- they will be a mom to you and love you even when they’re not even your mom. Shane’s mom Debbie is another one of my best friends. The whole family is wonderful and I have so much fun with her. Whether she’s helping me cook in all her beautiful kitchens (she definitely gets the best Sous Chef award also) shopping together, snowboarding or at the beach, you know you’ll be having a blast. Yes, I know, I’m way too lucky.
Reason number three mom’s are the bees knees- even grandma’s who aren’t blood related will welcome you with open arms. This year Shane’s grandma is in town so everyone is feeling the motherly love. She’s another fabulous Roskey lady that I am grateful to know. I think about both my grandmas, Jeannie and Adele and how I wish they were here yet so happy I had as much time with them as I did. Just adding to the list of amazing, successful women in my life.
In sum, yup I’m pretty spoiled. But that’s why we need Mother’s Day. We need a day to sit down, reflect on and remember all the reasons these women in our lives are the best and how there is no way we could have accomplished all we have or ended up the people we are without them. If I’m half the mom my mom and these ladies have been, I will be proud and have some lucky babies someday.
But oh, right, so these SWEET POTATO CINNAMON ROLLS! They are so delicious and fun to make. It doesn’t even seem right that they are on the healthier side, but I promise you they are! The sweet potatoes make them moist, add fiber and nutrients that are all complimented by the spelt flour and very little sugar in these little rolls. I made them last mothers day inspired by this great blog, Good Things Grow, and they were such a hit they had to be made again! Try them out for your next brunch celebration, warning: you will be praised and admired for your awesome efforts.
THANK YOU MOMS! You’re the best and you deserve this day.
- 1-2 tablespoons milk, depending on desired thickness
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 ounces cream cheese
Whisk all ingredients together until totally incorporated. Spoon over cooked cinnamon rolls and serve.