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MOTHER'S FAVORITE!

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MOTHER'S FAVORITE!

This is a personal story about my little 4 year old daughter who makes Mother's Day special every year and every day for me.  This particular year I was outside looking at my young lilac tree and complaining that it did not have any flowers on it again.  This was the third year the plant gave no flowers. My daughter watched me and listened and thought that I was really upset.  I went on about  how the neighbor's lilac was full of blooms and what was I doing wrong?  We went inside and I didn't give it any more attention or thought.  Later that day we went to the nursery to buy plants for spring planting.  Scattered all over the ground were flower petals from various plants - having fallen off as they were being purchased.  My daughter asked if she could pick up some of them and I said ok, and asked why she would want to pick them up - they seemed destined to wilt and die real soon.  While I continued to shop for plants, she went through the area picking up as many petals and flower parts as she could.  I was happy she had something to do.  We left with my purchased plants and her hands and pockets full of petals.

The next day was Mother's Day and my daughter could hardly wait till we left the house for church.  She practically begged me to get going and out the door.  She seemed to be in an awful hurry to get to church so I went outside and there she stood beside the little lilac tree and she was beaming!  She said, "Look, Mommy, your lilac tree bloomed for Mother's Day!"  And it surely had!  All over the little tree were blossoms - beautiful castaways and petals that had been thrown or fallen off other plants at the nursery the day before.  My little daughter took scotch tape and taped those petals all over the lilac tree.  It was the most beautiful site and she was so pleased and acted as if she had nothing to do with it.  I don't know when she went outside and did that, but she managed to do it and I was so touched that she knew how much I wanted flowers on it.  This has always been my favorite story relating to Mother's Day and it will stay in my heart forever.

 

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