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So being my first post and it’s my momma’s birthday, I figured it would only be right to tell a story. If you follow me on Facebook, then you know #GrowingUpKorean can be tough, but funny to look back on. But regardless of the tough love, there’s nothing like a mother’s love. Regardless of how old you get, your mother will always be your mother and there’s a love there that will never die.
So almost 2 years ago, I had my tonsils and adenoids removed. For those of you who have had this delightful procedure, know that the first few days after is pretty rough. I could only have liquids for the first few days and it was horrible… the 2nd day of being home, my mother brings me a smoothie. Keep in mind, that I’ve only been doing clear liquids. My mother brought me the thickest looking smoothie in the world. It was a mud colored brown, with a half inch of a white icing looking substance. The thicker ingredients had separated themselves from the “smoothie” and was sitting as the top half of the smoothie. It was warm, like temperature warm and all I could think of was a soiled diaper in a smoothie cup. I could barely whisper, but asked my mom “What is this?” .
My momma said “It’s a meat smoothie”.
Yep… A meat smoothie.
I couldn’t do anything but shake my head. I asked her what was in it and she told me “meat, potatoes, spinach…” I stopped her right there.. I couldn’t stomach to hear anymore. I told her thank you and went to lay down. After she left, I had to pour out the smoothie; it was bothering me. I went into the kitchen and turned the cup upside down to empty it out in the garbage disposal. Nothing came out. The smoothie was being held back by the layer of white molasses-like fat from the 73/27 meat mixed with mashed potatoes. I just threw the whole cup away…
I don’t know how she expected me to drink that, but it just shows that a mother will do anything to keep her son fed… even if it’s in the form of a meat smoothie…
Happy birthday Ma! Love you!