Thank you Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers and Ted Strutz for the photo
Here’s the house in this street, took some tracking down. The cold is pinching my face, feel its frozen into a grimace. What am I hoping for ? I am an orphan since my adoptive parents died, searching for my birth mother. I want her to love me.
The agency told me to ‘manage my expectations’. She gave me up 30 years ago. Why would she want me now ? I walk up the path and ring the bell. The door flies open and I feel a burst of warmth from the warm interior. She says ‘ Sweetheart, I wanted this moment for so long, welcome.’
August 29, 2020 at 2:11 pm
August 24, 2020 at 3:38 am
This is so lovely.. I hope it will continue like this…
August 24, 2020 at 11:23 am
Thank you Bjorn- so glad you liked the story.
August 21, 2020 at 4:13 pm
Lovely story with an ending scene potentially leading to another. Well done.
August 23, 2020 at 7:03 pm
Thank you, I appreciate your comment, glad you liked the story.
August 21, 2020 at 8:40 am
Nice one. It’s a new beginning and the start of a new chapter for the narrator.
August 23, 2020 at 7:09 pm
Thanks for your comment, seemed time for a positive ending.
August 20, 2020 at 7:34 pm
For me the title adds ambiguity. The story is warm and inviting with a satisfactory happy outcome, the idea that the mother has been longing as much as the child and finally they meet creates a strong emotional feeling, for me.
The ambiguity comes in – only for me – because I watched ‘Killing Eve” recently; Villanelle goes home to find her mother and it does not end well.
August 23, 2020 at 7:18 pm
Thanks for your reflective comment James. Your reference to ambiguity chimes with me, because I’m aware that an adopted person can long for a ‘perfect ‘ birth mother and then be disappointed.
August 20, 2020 at 6:09 pm
I’m so glad this had a happy ending. Lovely take on the prompt.
August 23, 2020 at 7:23 pm
Thanks Siobhan, so pleased you liked the story – time for a happy ending.
August 20, 2020 at 4:43 pm
Very sweet ending. =)
August 20, 2020 at 6:11 pm
Thanks so much for your comment Brenda, glad you liked the ending.
August 20, 2020 at 3:24 pm
What a lovely story, Francine. I love that she was waiting for her.
August 20, 2020 at 6:22 pm
Thanks for your comment, much appreciated. Think we all deserve a happy ending.
August 20, 2020 at 6:35 pm
Could not agree more!
August 20, 2020 at 2:37 pm
At last, a heartwarming tale. Nice one.
August 23, 2020 at 7:28 pm
Thanks Keith, I appreciate your comment. Glad your heart was warmed.
August 20, 2020 at 9:55 am
I love a feel good ending, and this was worth waiting for.
August 20, 2020 at 6:49 pm
Thanks so much Sandra, I’m pleased you liked the story.
August 20, 2020 at 6:38 am
A happy ending, I hope! Still work for them to do over the coming months, though.
August 23, 2020 at 7:35 pm
Thanks for your comment Ali. I agree with you about their next piece of time together.
August 19, 2020 at 9:44 pm
If only it was always like that, its a beautiful sentimental piece, with reunion comes regret and sadness as well as joy. Good stuff
August 23, 2020 at 7:41 pm
Thanks for your comment, much appreciated.
August 23, 2020 at 7:44 pm
I was adopted and found a complete new family about 6 years ago, so I know.
August 19, 2020 at 8:55 pm
If only all reunions were that pleasant and welcoming.
August 23, 2020 at 7:46 pm
Thanks for your comment.
August 19, 2020 at 4:38 pm
A happy ending, although the appearance of the house might put me off from knocking that door! Takes a lot of courage, I’m glad it worked out for her.
August 24, 2020 at 11:29 am
I appreciate your comment Iain. I think the house is really off-putting !
August 19, 2020 at 4:12 pm
Instant recognition? Or has the mother kept up with her child over the years, perhaps via Facebook? Either way, lovely ending.
August 24, 2020 at 11:37 am
Thanks for your comment Linda, so glad you liked the ending.
August 19, 2020 at 3:10 pm
Who doesn’t love a happy ending? Nicely and sweetly done.
August 24, 2020 at 11:39 am
Thank you Rochelle, pleased you liked the story.
August 19, 2020 at 2:54 pm
Now that’s what I call a feel-good story
August 24, 2020 at 11:44 am
Thank you for your kind comment Neil.