I would like to dedicate this week’s ezine to my mother, Marion Kane.
My mum is 67 year old and lives in Toronto where she continues to write and blog about food. To say that we have had a harmonious and easy relationship would be a lie so I won’t bother pretending. My mother and I are very different personalities and often feel like we’re talking to someone from a different planet when we connect. She is not what I would call an “easy” person to deal with and we would both agree that I have been in therapy for most of my life in an effort to understand and communicate with her better. She’d probably say the same about me!
But as much as we clash, argue, disagree, and drive each other crazy, one thing stands out during all of it- we love each other a hell of a lot and never give up trying to have a healthy and positive relationship. What I admire most about that firey, loud, and opinionated little mother of mine is that she’s got guts, she’s always honest (believe me- you always know how she feels about you!), and she is the funniest person I have ever known and can make me laugh so hard I nearly pee myself (so far, so good in that department but I’m getting older now, so maybe not so lucky in the near future). Also, she is probably one of the toughest people I have ever met. She has had a less than perfect life and experienced many traumas and setbacks, and yet she never gives up and is always moving forward. And on top of that, she is always working on self-development and understanding how and why she is the person she is and how she can do better.
For mother’s day, as promised, I am presenting a beautiful podcast my mother, , did recently in which she interviews her mother, Ruth Schachter (my granny) about her experience of escaping the Nazis in Riga, Latvia in 1939 and finally making it to Canada a year later.
Click here to hear this beautiful mother-daughter interview.