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Amma’s Birthday

ammas birthdayAmma’s Birthday – As parents we don’t expect anything from our children, but it’s so beautiful when they want to give us something, completely from their own thinking. A story about a little girl’s love for her mother, and her wish to get her the best present ever.

Author: Janaki Sooriyarachchi

 

 

 

 

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Amma's BirthdayNikini was a little girl. She lived with her mother and father,
in a house near the woods. She was very friendly with the animals in the woods. One evening, Nikini’s father came home with a big gift box.

“What’s that, Thatha?” Nikini asked her father.
“It’s your mother’s birthday tomorrow,” her father said. “Oh!” Nikini was very upset.
“How could I forget my Amma’s birthday?
She would never forget mine.
So I should give her a wonderful gift,”
Nikini thought.

 

 

Amma's Birthday“But what shall I give her?” She went into her bedroom and thought. She loved her mother so much that she couldn’t think of anything good enough for a gift for her. She thought and thought until nightfall, but she couldn’t think of anything.

Then a firefly, seeing Nikini by the window, flew to her. “Nikini, what are you doing in the dark?” the firefly asked.
“Firefly, it’s my Amma’s birthday tomorrow. She loves me very much. She makes me very happy on my birthdays. So I want to make her happy on her birthday. I want to give her the ‘greatest’ gift of all. But I can’t think of anything as great as my Amma,” said Nikini, sadly.

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About the Author: Janaki Sooriyarachchi is a highly respected author from Sri Lanka with an exceptional community spirit. She demonstrates her value for contribution by continuing to make her books available for free for download at www.tikiri.com, some of which are reproduced here with Tikiri’s permission.

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