Wednesday, December 13, 2006

I know a lot of people who have had difficult lives. Everyone has a sob story (actually I don’t and I want to keep it that way). Angie goes to watch her son play football every week. She has never missed a game in his entire grade school, junior and high school career. That, in itself, is a warm story- makes you wish all parents were as involved and enthusiastic about their children.

The difference between Angie and the other parents is that her son doesn’t know who she is. She gave him up for adoption 16 years ago. She sits at the top of the bleachers- far away from the other parents. There is no question that her son is better off having grown up with different parents and in a different neighborhood. Still it is sad.

You could probably say a lot of negative things about Angie but you'd have admit that she’s never missed her son’s football game.

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9 comments:

thefirecat said...

I only have one thing to say about Angie, and that is that she is one of the few people I've heard of who knows the meaning of true, unconditional love. She is a wonderful mother, even though it meant the hard choice 16 or 17 years ago.

And I also have something I would like to say TO Angie, if you would be so kind as to pass it along:

Happy Mother's Day.

Autrice DelDrago said...

She gave him a second chance - a painful resolution on her part. I only hope that life gave her a second chance to make a difference in her own life. It sounds like her heart is still, after all these years, in the right place.

gautami tripathy said...

However painful it might have been for her, she must have weighed pros and cons before giving him for adoption. I feel for her. She knows she did the best but cares enough to go and watch him. i salute to her spirit.

colleen said...

This sort of thing breaks my heart. I hope they will meet some day. I suspect on some level he can feel her already, receive her love.

Misplaced said...

It is heartbreaking but it was absolutely for the best as Angie has pointed out to me many times. The thought of her watching from a distance always makes me sad but she always smiles when she talks about it.

I wouldn't wish her a happy mother's day- I think that day fills her with sadness.

Patois said...

I'm glad you used that post for the prompt. Perfect.

Rob Kistner said...

I was the son on the football field who ached to know where his natural mother was -- so I'm very biased in this instance.

Interesting perspective, and thank you for sharing.

Lucy said...

that is so moving, no one can know what Angie has been through unless they walked in her exact shoes. The sacrifice she has made, the regrets she may feel, the desire to hold him,talk to him, be there for him. What an amazing woman, who can withstand such heartache.

Misplaced said...

Lucy,

I couldn't agree more- I think you captured my thoughts on this better than I did- especially with, "what an amazing woman, who can withstand such heartache"