I woke up thrilled that morning because I knew it was my last day there. I looked at my suitcase which had been packed days before, giddy with anticipation. I looked in the mirror and was frowning at the small stain on my favourite frock when Sr. Ann called out, “Sue..hurry down! They’re here!”

Suddenly, the excitement faded and panic set in. I worried they no longer wanted me. I went down hesitantly but when my mother saw me, she ran to me and she enveloped me in a tight hug.

I breathed a sigh of relief…finally I would belong….


Written for Write Tribes 100 Words on Saturday.

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35 comments on “Belonging

  1. God could not be everywhere, so he made mothers. A mother will always remain precious!!


  2. obsessivemom says:

    What a feeling of warmth and happiness your post brings. Beautifully written.


  3. KP says:

    A great message compressed in 100 words.If only couples adopt orphans with love,how bright the world would be for such hapless children


  4. Shilpa Garg says:

    Lovely take in the prompt! Finally she would belong…. that’s such a profound feeling!


  5. ruchira says:

    beautiful indeed 🙂


  6. that’s all that we long for no? a sense of being wanted. lovely!


  7. the comments told me it was about an orphan…i had thought it was an insecure girl who was in a hostel believing the parents had abandoned her….beautiful it is !!


  8. That is beautiful and what an amazing life changing event…to finally belong, have a real family, and be adopted! ♥


  9. Pixie says:

    That’s just beautiful 🙂


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  11. The uncertainty in a child’s mind depicted beautifully.


  12. It’s such a beautiful and heart warming story..about bride would be or orphan?! May be but so beautifully written, Preeti:)


    • Preeti says:

      Thank you Vishal. It is meant to be about an orphan girl, I did not even think of the bride angle. But now that you mentioned it..perhaps you are right! 🙂


  13. The 4-feet Wonder says:

    I guess an orphan child feels these exact thoughts when somebody comes to take them ‘home’. 🙂 Beautiful story.


  14. Beautiful. Conjures up images of an orphanage. 🙂
    Was that what you had in mind?


  15. Bhagyashree says:

    I could identify with this post. Every vacation, I would be int his roller coaster of emotions, when I headed home 🙂


  16. mahabore says:

    Awesome take on the prompt. Loved how you brought in a few layers to the small but touching tale in this post 😀


  17. Harsha says:

    So Lovely..The feeling when Dear ones show how much they love us is just amazing.. 😀


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