Behind The Butter

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there today! Your hard work, big hearts and devotion to your families do not go unnoticed.

Mom, thank you for getting me glasses in the third grade. And for sticking up for me in the sixth grade when I got picked on for those same glasses. For not letting me come home from summer camp when I was too homesick to get out of my bunk. For teaching me how to pray. For sleeping next to me for two weeks when I got my heartbroken in high school. For letting me borrow have your shoes. For teaching me to love books more than anything. For baking with me. For unleashing hell and fury the time you found a pack of cigarettes in my purse during college (WHAT WAS I THINKING?! so not cool). For always having my back. For telling me this soon shall pass. For not letting me drop out of college to go straight to culinary school. For teaching me to always to stay true to myself. For telling me I am perfect just the way I am. For giving me the love of travel. For teaching me that laughter is the most important thing in a relationship.

Moms rock.



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  • Kristen @ notsodomesticated
    May 13, 2012 at 4:26 am

    Aww I love this post! Your mom is obviously a very special lady! 😉

  • mom
    May 13, 2012 at 5:06 am

    I thank God everyday for you 🙂 You are so very much loved! XXoX

  • Debbie
    May 13, 2012 at 5:30 am

    Such a sweet post! I can only hope my daughter will feel this way when she grows up.

  • Elisse
    May 13, 2012 at 6:07 am

    Adorable! Your mom looks just like you!!

  • Lily O'Dare
    May 13, 2012 at 6:07 am

    Love this! I just wrote a similar post! My mom made me stay at summer camp also when I was too homesick. I am so glad she did. 🙂 Thank God for our amazing moms and all that we share with them.

    xo Lily

  • Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy
    May 13, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Great post :).

  • Daman
    May 13, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Happy Mother’s Day to your mom Jenna! Hope you have a great day planned. :))

  • Cait's Plate
    May 13, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Amen! Happy Mother’s Day to your mom 🙂

  • Margarita
    May 13, 2012 at 8:06 am

    Your mom is gorgeous!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    May 13, 2012 at 8:10 am

    What a sweet post. I hope my daughter says half of these about me when she’s all big and grown up one day!

  • Elisabeth
    May 13, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms!

  • Katie
    May 13, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Awww, so sweet! I miss my momma too!

  • Jenn's Adventures
    May 13, 2012 at 9:22 am

    So sweet — Happy Mother’s Day to your Mama:)

  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    May 13, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Beautiful tribute! You have such a wonderful Mom.

  • kyla
    May 13, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Your mother is beautiful! Happy Mother’s Day ELR mom!

  • Liz @ iheartvegetables
    May 13, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Awww so sweet! You had me tearing up! 🙂 Haha I’ve been so emotional today. Love it!

  • Emily @ Life on Food
    May 13, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Happy Happy Mother’s Day!

  • sarah@spinachandspice
    May 13, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Moms DO rock. Your mom is beautiful 🙂
    And thanks for including this little segment “For not letting me drop out of college to go straight to culinary school”… because that is the exact situation I am in now. Culinary school sounds so perfect right now, especially in the midst of midterms week at ohio state. But my mom is convincing me to stay and to hold off on a culinary education until after I finish undergrad. Mom’s are always right, huh?

  • Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic
    May 13, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    What a sweet post! You are your mom are such a pretty pair 🙂

  • Aggie
    May 13, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Best post ever.

  • Aimee from AL
    May 13, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Your mom is stunning! Happy Mother’s day to all!

  • Luv What You Do
    May 13, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    I agree!
    I love all of your old pictures. I only had more recent ones to post today!

  • Jen
    May 13, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    This broke my heart.

    And you are both just beautiful.

  • Wendi
    May 13, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Beautiful post hun! Yay for being blessed to have such amazing and inspiring women in our lives 🙂

  • Amy
    May 14, 2012 at 4:38 am

    I got goosebumps reading this.

    You are both gorgeous – inside and out!

  • Urban Wife
    May 14, 2012 at 6:09 am

    So beautifully written, Jenna! Isn’t it just amazing what our mom’s put up with? Sheesh. 🙂

  • Corrie Anne
    May 14, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    your mom is too cute!!!!!!!! i love it.

  • Adrienne
    May 18, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    You have the sweetest Mom! And we are so lucky to have her as our neighbor and friend 🙂

  • Lucy Ferguson
    May 23, 2012 at 1:22 am

    Happy mother’s day from my side as well!! I hope everyone enjoyed the day with their moms nicely. Thanks 🙂