Portrait of a mom

May 9, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a mom selfie — a story that creates an image of a mom. No one mom looks alike or fits a maternal mold. Who is she? Go where the prompt leads


I am a mom of three and a grandmother to three. I’m not a perfect mother, no one is. But I do try. I often make mistakes and forget things that I ought to remember but I do try.

I gave up my career so that I could be a full-time mom. I did what all mothers do to make sure that the children are well looked after.

My children love me but they aren’t very demonstrative. That’s why when they do something like this I am so pleased.

A customized poem and hand-painted dupatta to show her love.

Word count; 99

Written for Carrot Ranch’s prompt- Mom selfie, hosted by Charli Mills



67 thoughts on “Portrait of a mom

  1. My son has grown up to be an amazing son. We were never demonstrative either, nor was MY mother, but that has not changed our love for each other. Demonstrativeness can exist even when there’s no genuine affection. It’s the actions that REALLY count.

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  2. How lovely. One year I got one of those cards that speaks when you open it; all it said was Mother, Ma, Mom… in as many lauguages as you can name. Some years I get flowers from my grands… this year they must have been busy, but we got to see them twice this month once for a school event and then another for a fund raiser.

    I did get a call from one of my children… we are not so big on holidays so it is nice when I do get a call. Though we tease that at least with the one – that it is because of their parnters’ nudging.

    May you continue to be blessed by your wonderful children.

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      1. It is odd though how some (especially family) expect from you what they will not give.

        I had relatives that expected folks to always be the ones to call them, yet they would never make the calls. One went so far to tell another that they shouldn’t mention another relatives’ name or they would never speak with them… they did – then carried out their threat. So sad, what a loss…

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