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!