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Summary: A woman wishes her mother a Happy Mother's day. As they talk, the woman confesses her fear of being a mother to her adopted daughter. Her mother reassures the daughter that with God, she will do just fine. Keywords: Mother's Day, adoption
Style: Dramatic.  Duration: 4min
Actors: 2F

Characters
Mother
Daughter

Script

Daughter: Happy Mother’s Day, Mom. (Hands her a corsage box and a card) Here you go. It is not much, but I, we, wanted you to have something.
Mom: Oh it is beautiful. Thank you. (opens card and reads) “To the best mother ever.”
 That is really sweet. But you know, you are going to be a great mom too.
Daughter: I don’t know, Mom. She is not my own flesh and blood. I am going to love her and care for her, but will she really ever think of me as her Mom?
Mom: She doesn’t have to come from you to feel you’re her mother. Believe me, there were times I swore you were not mine.
Daughter: ( laughing) You mean when I “painted” the wall with your nail polish?
Mom: (laughing) I had forgotten that.
Daughter: My bottom didn’t for about a week. I think that you were a saint putting up with all that me and my sister did. All those parties we had and staying up late. I don’t think you ever got all the popcorn out of the couch.
 Mom: That is just one of the things that I did. I also made sure that you and your sister went to school, participated in sports and dance, and made the dresses for all your dances.
Daughter: I just don’t know if I am going to be able to do that. I mean, you did it with so little effort. And you worked full time too.
Mom: I didn’t take any special classes, honey. You will be able to do it. But I didn’t do it alone.
Daughter: I know, you had dad too. He helped out.
Mom: Well, he did, but that isn’t who I was talking about. God helped me more then anything else. I can tell you this now, I prayed for you and your sister every time you left the house. I didn’t stop until you were home safe. I know that it worked. I remember that night you came home and told me that you left a party early. We found out the next day that two kids had been in a bad accident. You said you would have been in the car if you had not left early. Your sister had told me similar stories as well.
Daughter: Well, I have been praying for my little girl since the agency told me about her. I want her to be safe. I’ve also been praying for the mother that gave her up for adoption. I pray that she knows that her sacrifice is giving me joy.
Mom: See, you are already acting like a mother. I know that you will raise her up in the church, too. You are a Sunday school teacher now, and you will be a model for her to follow.
Daughter: Just like you were for me. You made sure that we were here every time the doors were open. We learned that going to church was a privilege, not a duty. You also taught us that we are were special in God’s eyes.
Mom: And I know that you will do the same.
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© Copyright Ronn Gordon, all rights reserved. The script may not be reproduced, translated or copied in any medium, including books, CDs and on the Internet, without written permission of the author.
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