Thursday, May 7, 2009

Moms and Food

Thanks to Devra and Sarah, the DC Metro Moms enjoyed a lovely night out at The Good Stuff Eatery. Eating. Talking. Meeting Spike from Top Chef.

This blogging thing brought us all together. We are all moms. We all come from different walks of life, have different opinions, are parenting children of many different ages and needs, yet this doesn't put up dividers in our ability to be friends. Because we are all Moms. The sisterhood of moms.

And as we approach Mother's Day, what a better way to celebrate than to recognize the sisterhood of moms.

Quaker kindly sponsored our evening, But more importantly also made a donation to the Capital Area Food Bank (which Devra, Sarah, and Spike are also involved in). The Food Bank is always in need of donations. With the economy in the state it is, people are turning to community services and public assistance and more than ever.

I remember as an elementary and middle school child going with my Mom into New Haven to help serve dinners to homeless Moms and their children. My Mom always reminded me that it wouldn't take much for us to be on the other side of the serving table. I could easily be that child never knowing where my next meal would be.

That message that it doesn't take much to be on the other side has always stayed with me. And despite having a job and some money saved up, I know that it wouldn't take too many series of unfortunate events to end up there. And as a mother, struggling to feed her child, I would be grateful to companies like Quaker who are taking a role in helping those in need.


Aimee @ Smiling Mama said...

It was so nice to meet you!

{sue} said...

Great post. You are so right... there but for the grace of God go any of us.

It was a real pleasure to meet you!!

Anonymous said...

Nice post! You are absolutely right - so many times I see a situation and think, man, that could be me and I try to keep that in mind in everything I do. I'm so sorry I missed you guys the other night, it sounds like you all had so much fun.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

Thanks for coming. I think we all had a great time.

A Mom said...

Smiling Mama, Sue, & Sarah - loved seeing you and everyone else!
FishyGirl - you were missed!

Stimey said...

It was great to see you the other night. And I agree that it is so easy to get to the other side of the table. When I was growing up, we weren't that far away from that side of the table. It's nice to know that there are people helping families.

jodifur said...

Great to see you! And great perspective on the event.

Anonymous said...

Good post,

and so nice to see you :)