Short Inspirational Story on Daughter’s Day
“Daughters day is near sweetie. What would you like to do on that day?” asked Cindy. Vivian, her daughter looked up from her sketching and replied, “Anything you want mom. I’m game to any plan you and dad make.” “But it’s your special day dear and you get to choose how to spend the day. If you want you can go over to Audrey’s house and spend the day with your bestie, suggested Cindy. “No mum I want to spend my special day with my family,” smiled Vivian. “Let dad come back from work and I’ll discuss plans for the day,” decided her mom.
In the evening, Audrey’s mom came over to meet Cindy. “Why don’t our two families get together and come up with a fantastic plan for our daughters, this way both friends will have a rollicking day,” question Jen, Audrey’s mom. “Wonderful, what is your suggestion?” asked Cindy. “Well, first and foremost, let us both visit the mall and buy gifts for our daughters. That is really important.” “Yes, I’m free at 11, I’ll meet you at your house and we will visit the best stores at the mall.”
The next day, the two moms bought a dress, matching shoes, bags and a bouquet of flowers for the two girls. While having coffee at the food court, Cindy asked, “What about the other plans?” “My suggestion is breakfast in my garden with me cooking pancakes with your special chicken quiche which both the girls love.” “Good, the start of Sunday will be special,” smiled Cindy. “Oh, and I have a brilliant idea. Why not go to Sophie’s for lunch? Her menu has mouth-watering delicacies.” “Yes, Jim loves her lamb chops.” “And Dan loves her steaks,” added Cindy.
“In the afternoon, let’s take in a movie which is running at Elite,” said Jen, excitedly. “Oh! I love your plan. We can have evening tea at Rose’s cafe and play scrabble in the evening.” “Good, let’s stick to this plan and inform the dads. See you, Cindy, must rush back to start dinner,” said Jen, giving Cindy a hug.
Sunday arrived with the daughters not knowing their families plans for the day. The day started with breakfast in Jen and Jim’s garden. Gifts were given after the breakfast dishes were cleared by the moms.
Audrey and Vivian offered help but were refused and went to Vivian’s room to open their gifts. After lunch at Sophie’s, the two families trooped to the movie theatre. They were having the team at the food court when Vivian noticed a girl her own age, sitting alone at a table. She looked sad and had a frown on her face.
“I wonder why that girl looks sad Audrey. Where do you think is her mom? She shouldn’t be sad on this special day.” “Why don’t we go ask her, I don’t want any daughter to look sad today.” The friends excused themselves and went to the stranger’s table.
“Excuse me, why are you sitting alone on daughter’s day? Where are your parents?” asked Vivian. “I am an orphan and I spend this special day coming to this food court and imagine I have a family too, but seeing others with their parents makes me sad too. It’s alright. Thanks for caring,” the girl said smiling through her tears. “Well, both of our parents are here. Come and meet. By the way, what is your name?” asked Audrey. “It is Roxene,” replied the girl, shyly. The two friends took Roxene to their table. “Mom dad this is Roxene. Can she join us for tea?” asked Audrey. “Why not?” chorused the four grownups.
All seven of them enjoyed tea, coffee and milkshakes with a burger each. “Where do you live Roxene?” asked Audrey. “At my foster parents home but they are out for the day with their kids.” “Oh and why didn’t they take you with them?” asked Vivian. “They wanted to spend daughters day with their two daughters,” said Roxene, with a sad expression. “Oh, so they don’t consider you as their daughter too. That’s not done.” “Mom, could we talk privately for a second?” “Come with me,” said Vivian, pulling her mom’s hand. She took Cindy aside and said eagerly, “Mom what do you mind very much if I asked you for another gift on this special day?” “Of course you can darling. What is it you would like me to get for you?” asked Cindy.
“It is not something to be bought, mother. I want you to adopt Roxene. She will have a sister in me and parents who will love her and never leave her alone on Daughter’s Day.” “If this is what you want, we will give you your gift,” smiled Cindy. “Oh wow mom, you are the best,” saying this Vivian gave a big hug to her mom. The others heard this and Dan agreed to give his daughter the gift of a sister.
Roxene protested a bit but agreed when she was assured that she won’t be a liability. Audrey said, “You will have company Vivian when I will be moving to a new town with my family. I will miss both of you.” “Don’t worry darling, we will visit Vivian and Roxene from time to time and they can come to our place too. We will always keep in touch,” said Jen with a smile.
The three girls started talking cheerfully. Roxene’s sadness had changed to a joyous smiling countenance.