Every time during the Dio De Los Muertos I make an offering to my adoptive mother. The offering consists of a cookie but simply made and painted. I wrap it in purple black and orange tulle. My birth mother raised me but it was hmm…abusive. As I grew older I met someone who has become dear to me and their Mother adopted me as an adult. She died not too many years ago and so I do it out of respect for her.
Every year I do this. It has become a tradition and that woman changed my life. She helped me to, even for a brief moment, know what it felt like to have a Mother who loved me. I miss her.
Does anyone else do something similar?