It Is All Worth It

Sometimes they fall and you can’t catch them. Someone hurts them and you can’t protect them. The feelings of success you felt when they were small, vanish slowly like the sun at sunset. Accomplished feelings give way to worthless feelings. They grow up and start their own lives. Then you wonder, what is your purpose? Motherhood was all you knew. Your goal is achieved. You have to take a step back. Let them blossom. And then a new life is born. They begin their journey of parenthood. You become a Grandma.  The circle winds around you. You are complete again.


The 100 Word Challenge, a writing prompt founded by Velvet Verbosity, takes a single theme to tell a story in only 100 words. This week’s theme is ‘Worthless.’ The Challenge has moved to a temporary home, and Lou is graciously acting as host.

PS: A special and heartfelt thank you to Nannygoat and MacDougal for the gift of grandmotherhood and these beautiful grandchildren that make my life so perfect!


Weekly Winners


WW~Two Boys, Two Dads…Everything Is A Competition


  1. Lovely. Well done and thank you for joining in. This is so sweet.

  2. Oh my goodness girl, talk about timing! Go check out my blog post. I know exactly what you mean. HUGS!

  3. What a beautiful post. You have captured the essence of motherhood so wonderfully and I’m so glad you shared. Also, I’ve been not so good at visiting blogs lately and I have to tell you your new design is just awesome. Very cool!

  4. I think you summed up that love an devotion beautifully!

  5. Beautifully expressed!

  6. Oh how these 100 words ring so true. Wonderfully said!

  7. Mar

    The story of my life these days. As much as it hurts to see her struggle, I can’t imagine trading it for the world.

  8. That’s beautiful!

  9. That is one wonderful hundred words.

  10. Jennifer

    Beautiful and true. This resonates so deeply with me b/c motherhood is such a big part of who I am right now. I look forward to those grandma years and fear them too. Thanks for writing this.

  11. Having older kids I understand that feeling of an empty nest, and not being a ‘full-time’ mom any longer. This was a wonderful treatment of theme.

  12. This is truly beautiful..

  13. Way awesome. Beautiful. Thanks for this beautiful piece. I understand my mom better now.

  14. Well written! And in so little words – so true.

  15. I sometimes feel this way and mine are still babes. I should talk about this with my mom. Thanks for the food for thought.

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