The room was pitch black, she didn’t suspect a thing and as he heard the keys jingle in the lock, he got ready.
The door creaked open, she flicked on the light switch and gasped, her keys falling to the ground as he shouted at the top of his lungs, SURPRISE!
There was a banner with “Happy Birthday to My Beautiful Mom!” written in gold, balloons littered the floor and a grinning, seventeen year old Derek wheeled himself to his mother and put his arms around her waist.
“I asked Mrs. McPherson to help me with the decorations, I really wanted to make this day extra special…you work so hard, especially to take care of me after the accident,” his voice lowered.
Linda lifted her son’s face, “Don’t you ever think you’re a burden on me in any way! You’re the reason I smile everyday and nothing will ever change that!”
Teary-eyed but smiling, they hugged each other, with the same thought running through both their minds, I have the best mother/son in the whole world!
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