Mother earned the love drawn in the twinkle of her eyes and carved in the curve of her happiness. Her cherished brood is enveloped in a reverently woven mantle, fiercely protected and treasured.


I’m linking up with Trifecta for Trifextra: Week Sixteen. The challenge goes like this:

This weekend’s Trifextra is the first of its kind.  This weekend we only need 32 words from you, because we’re giving you the 33rd.  Your challenge is to write anything you want, in whichever form you please, so long as your response is exactly 33 words and includes the word “mother.”


21 comments on “Cherished

  1. Jennifer Worrell says:

    Well done! There’s a lot of love in these few words!


  2. I love the imagery of the mantle. Great job!


  3. Ashley K says:

    I love the part “fiercely protected and treasured.” we Mother’s are fierce aren’t we? Love it!


  4. Mel says:

    This is really beautiful. Simple, clean, perfect.


  5. Sandra says:

    I love your two short sentences that tell a myriad of feelings that reflect warmth, joy, and soul.


  6. Libby says:

    Oh, I’m so glad I read this on Mother’s Day morning! It is a beautiful description….


  7. karen says:

    I think my favourite part of this is “carved in the curve of her happiness” which not only made me think of a bell curve (and being on the good end of it) but also of the curves of womanhood. Beautiful piece!


  8. Brood makes me think both of a large family and of a Mom who gently frets over her family.


    • debseeman says:

      And Jess, that is my Mom. She frets in a loving and caring way. We were four but have enlarged her brood with an abundance of grands and now she has five greats!


  9. Some really nice imagery here. ‘Carved in the curve of her happiness’ is my favourite for sure. Thanks so much for linking up.


  10. ~Julia says:

    Oh, I love it! Very powerful!


  11. Lance says:

    This is like mama marking ehr territory, emotionally isn’t it.

    That’s very heroic. Loved this


  12. Katrina says:

    Simply perfect. I hope to learn to use words like these when describing things. You are very talented. I feel with your words I was taken on a little ride. Your description was perfect.


  13. debseeman says:

    Reblogged this on Day In and Day Out and commented:

    I am reblogging this post from Mother’s Day 2012 in honor of Mary. She was the mom of one of my High School friends who passed away last week. She was one of my “Other Mothers”. You know the type who will happily step in and tell you “Yes” and “No” when you need it?

    My love and prayers are extended to her kids, Billie-my fellow Class of ’78 graduate who I still call friend, Dawn, Julie and Pat. May God give you peace and bring comfort and love.


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