I am thankful for surprise moments of remembering mom. I found this Lecreuset Dutch oven ten years ago when I was helping mom and dad move out of their big house. It was in the original box and had never been used. Dad didn’t want it so I took it home. I have only recently begun to use it but every time I pull it out, I think about mom. I wonder when she acquired this lovely Dutch oven and why she never used it. I remember the times we would meet for a quick cup of coffee and how we would talk non-stop. And I remember the times, years later when Alzheimer’s had drained her of conversation, and how we would just sit. I am thankful for all the memories.