Querida Madrina: you were always there with a comforting smile, a warm hug, and the absolute BEST Puerto Rican food EVER! Period. Whenever I would visit, it was an at-least-three-trips-to-the-stove-meal. My family would warn me not to overeat, but you’d be ready with another spoonful at the stove when I came by. Thank you for always showing me and my family such kindness and always welcoming us with open arms. Please give my Papi Johnny one of your special warm hugs when you arrive to our Lord’s table in Heaven.
When two sisters marry two brothers and they all live in the same house for a lonnnnnng time, it’s hard to find just one memory to share. Limber de coco is a good one though. Once she found out I loved that treat, she was always putting it on her list of things to do. For the past few years whenever i came over to her house she would say, ” There’s limber in the freezer” or she would apologize because there wasnt limber in the freezer. About 2 weeks ago when i came by to pick up Sister Rose Elena, she said “there’s limber in the freezer, take the whole bag”, of course i didn’t take the whole bag but it was tempting. Then she reminisced about the many magnets that are on her refrigerator. She ended with ” I think about being here alone but then I remember that I’m not alone, Dios y la Virgen are always with me, I know that ” and then she smiled. It was that comment that gives me the confidence in knowing that she is comfortable in her new home. Dios is holding her in his arms and welcoming her home and limber de coco will always bring me back to memories of her. Love you Titi Carmen, forever in my heart!