“That Story Lady”

Angela Scott, Author – Storyteller – Ventriloquist

The Best Birthday Gift a Mom Could Give – A Living Example of Unconditional Love

September 1, 2008

Mom recently gave some extra pictures to me from my wedding, which was over 28 years ago. The only remark which came to my mind was, “Oh, my.” Suddenly, I realized how much time had elapsed. I remembered things I had not thought of in years. I hugged mom.

Walking in her back yard beside the bed of flowers, I drew in deep breaths of the beautiful blooming pink and white peonies. As a child, I had not appreciated the magnificence of those flowers. As an adult, I hungered for their beauty.

“Mom, these peonies are gorgeous,” I quickly shared my thoughts. She said, “I don’t know if they smell good or not.” Although the roaring in my ear reminded me of the Meniere’s disease, my nose still worked. “They smell heavenly!” I exclaimed.

Mom saw those peonies every summer day for over 55 years. I did not. I moved away. Obviously, we are older and wiser now. Mom has mobility challenges and my hearing is impaired but our love is deep.

We celebrate our birthday on the same day, a rich blessing from a Godly mom. I was due on the 27th of September but mom had asked the doctor if it would be safe for me to be born on her birthday. He said yes. Mom told me she knew it would be difficult then but she knew the pain would be replaced with a brand new life.

She loved me before my birth and I am thankful she still loves me today. Next Monday, mom will celebrate her 90th birthday and I have the privilege of sharing my birthday with her. Thanks mom. Unconditional love is truly amazing.

Angela Scott

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