Day 16: Just Because

We pulled into the driveway, and the kids unbuckled their seat belts.  They sprang out of the minivan while I gathered up all of our bags.

“Mommy, Mommy!  A bunny!  Look!” Katie shouted.

I gathered up the rest of our belongings and walked up the driveway.

“Look!” Maddie hollered.

The girls stood next to a bright blue flag.  The flag was on a metal stand which had been firmly planted in the ground next to our door.  It displayed the cutest little Easter bunny holding a basket of brightly painted eggs.  Happy Easter! it proclaimed.

“Well,” I said with a smile on my face, “there is only one person I know who would do something like this…”

“Bama!” the girls said in unison.  They knew, too.

My mom.  She is the only person I know who would drive the 45 minutes to our house just to leave a little surprise outside our front door.  Just because it would make us smile.

Just because.

 

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I’m writing a Slice of Life Story every day for the month of March as part of the Slice of Life Story Challenge. See more at Two Writing Teachers.

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22 thoughts on “Day 16: Just Because

  1. This piece is so vivid–I felt like I was seeing it for the first time right alongside you. What a fun surprise from your mom–she sounds like an amazing person! 🙂

  2. As I read I thought you were going to run out of the car to stop the girls from scaring the little (real) bunny. What a wonderful way to come home – the sign is great, but the sentiment is what really matters!

  3. I love reading “mom” stories! My mom passed when I was pretty young but I know she would be as special as the stories I read. Thanks for sharing Dana.

  4. I thought it was a live bunny too. So fun that the girls knew exactly who it was and answered in unison. I bet they had to call Bama when they got in the house!

  5. I love the Just Because moments….they are everything. Thank you for sharing this, and I love that you daughters immediately knew…their Bama is so special!

  6. I want to be a grandma like your mom one day in the very, very distant future! I wonder if I should start making a list now while my boys are in high school of all the wonderful little things I’d like to remember to do for their kids one day. I will add this to my list!

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