First Steps

Jaibala/ May 4, 2014/ Short Stories/ 19 comments

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 46; the forty-sixth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.


She saw him try to get up out of the corner of her eye. He had been doing that lately trying to walk. He struggled and finally stood up holding on to the chair. She did not help him this time. He needed to do it by himself. The question was “Will he try?”

He took off one hand from the chair. She was still pretending to not pay attention, because she knew he would stop trying if she would. His feet turned toward her and then his body, as he let go of the other hand and finally he was standing without any support.

Somehow she knew that today was the day, she thought, though she had a small niggling doubt as to would he. He took half a slow unsure step, and she turned toward him, inviting him to move toward her. He smiled his big goofy grin in response. He took another wobbly step, and she waited with baited breath for him to steady himself.

Finally he took the third step and closed the gap between them. She hugged him tight with happy tears in her eyes. With his first steps the page had turned unveiling a new chapter in the book of Motherhood.


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About Jaibala

Academically a Microbiologist, I am a Web Columnist for popular magazines and websites, Freelance Writer and a Blogger. Words define me and writing and reading compete to be the love of my life. My biggest belief is that there is something good in everything and I always looks to highlight the best in things. Creative writing is my forte.You can reach me by dropping a mail at


  1. Beautiful write-up Jaibala. All the best to you!

  2. This is so lovely. It left a smile on my face. 🙂 All the best Jaibala. 🙂

  3. That’s so lovely and priceless moment for a mother… My best wishes to both of you <3

  4. an unforgettable moment in a mother’s life ,very well written

    The Page Will Turn

    1. Thank you so much for the appreciation. And yes a moment that is etched in memory forever.

  5. Lovely write 🙂 <3 I knew it was about S. 🙂

    1. Thanks Preeths. Of course you knew <3

  6. Such a beautiful vignette on the joys of motherhood..

    1. Thank you 🙂

  7. It is one of the happiest moment in every parents life. Nicely captured 🙂

    1. Thanks a lot. Glad you liked it 🙂

    1. Glad you liked it 🙂

  8. Sweet! 🙂
    Good luck.

    1. Thanks and wish you the same 🙂

  9. Very well captured.

    1. Thank You very much 🙂

  10. Short, but knowing you and S, I knew what it was about 🙂 Didn’t make it any less cooter though Jb.

    1. I knew you would know. Coot, I like Coot 🙂

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