This month, ChezSlaughter Chocolate of Shreveport-Bossier City, LA salutes the hard work that all mothers do for their families. To mark the moment, we’re unveiling the Mamamellow in honor of Jeff’s mom, Billie June Gates Slaughter.
My mom is nothing if not a mother.
The family joke is that at the age of six she helped her mom raiser her own siblings. In fact, her mother told her a few years ago, ‘June, you were too young to be a mother!’
Mom raised three birth children, gave us three adopted siblings and kept a host of foster children over many years. She truly is a ‘mother to the motherless’ and many lives are the richer for it.
Once a Mom, Always a Mom
Today, Mom sews fun pillow cases for a non-profit organization that gives bags of necessary items to children who are taken from their homes in emergency situations and put into foster care.
It’s a simple thing but she does it with as much tender loving care as she did loving all the foster children that came through our home.
Life Got Hard
Mom’s life got hard when my dad died in the year 2000. It got harder when she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer that affects only 1200 people in the USA every year. And it got even harder when she fell and broke her hip two years ago.
But as hard as Mom’s life is now, she always has a smile on her face and a song in her heart. She lives a Godly life and is a Godly example for all who cross her path.
If Motherhood is a calling then our mom is a saint. Thanks for everything you’ve done for us mom. You are loved by your siblings and their spouses, your children and their spouses, your grandchildren and their spouses and your great-grandchildren!
Mom Inspires ‘The MamaMellow’
When mom came home from the hospital after having surgery for cancer, I stayed with her a few weeks to help her get back on her feet.
During that time, I spoiled her with a simple concoction of chocolate-smothered marshmallows.
She raved about them so much that I decided to name these delicious treats ‘MamaMellows’ and offer them on Mother’s Day as a tribute to mom and other mothers who sacrifice so much for their families.
MamaMellows are mini-marshmallows smothered in the Belgian chocolate of your choice and formed into a snack-size patty.
Each MamaMellow is slipped into an individual clear bag to retain freshness and then placed in a 400-gram gold Belgian ballotin box and wrapped with a pretty ribbon.
If you’d like to order MamaMellows for the moms in your life, click here.
ChezSlaughter Chocolate of Shreveport-Bossier City, LA is a roving artisan chocolate company. We make chocolate confections from premium Belgian chocolate and handcraft artisan caramels and cookies such as Biscotti. We also offer chocolate workshops and chocolate-themed parties.