Tiny Shoes

“Look how excited you are!  Slow down, Megha. Our flight is only the day after. And you would awaken Isha”, teased Rohith. They were going back to their motherland after so long. Megha’s excitement is obvious as they were travelling to India for the first time after Isha’s birth.

It took 36 hours for them to reach. The weather was pleasant and along with the showers, there was a lot of happiness that showered upon them from their friends and family. Even the uncle from the tea-stall seemed to remember them and came over with a basketful of local sweets and snacks.

Megha was happy and relaxed when Isha was taken care of by her grandparents. At two, she was an adorable kid. She was loved by one and all and Isha was at her cheerful self. For a change, she was surrounded by a lot of new faces unlike in the U.S. , where all she saw was Megha and Rohith.

Three weeks passed by with temple visits, shopping and family time. It was time for them to return back. The night before the departure, Megha went to her mother and laid down beside her.

“Ma, I miss you all. I miss walking around carelessly, the small shops, the weddings, even our little dog Brownie. Ma, moreover I miss lying down next to you and tell all that’s happening in my life”, a small tear left from the corner of her eye.

“Megha, could you take that small packet from the cupboard, please?” said her mother.

Megha got it and looked at her mother.

“Well, open it. It’s for Isha”, her mother smiled.

Megha did as told and was happy to find a pair of tiny shoes.

“Mom, this.. this is….”, she was exhilarated.

She felt a sense of familiarity, of belonging, of one’s own. She looked at her mother and smiled.


P.S: As a teen, I used to love wearing my Mom’s skirts, I’m sure she has saved a lot of my favourite frocks, in hope of making use of it again. J

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Day 5 Prompt – Tiny Shoes


  1. Rajlakshmi says:

    Awww the emotions at the end tugged at my heart… Beautiful story


  2. A gem of a story, Shalzz. Time to pen your novel:)


  3. Cute and lovely Shalini 🙂


  4. Such a beautiful and lovely story! Poured out lot of good memories 🙂


  5. Shalini. my mom had preserved some hair clilps of mine from my child hood days. She actually passed it over to my daughter :)… It sure was a nostalgic moment for me then and now as I read your story.


  6. Memento like this are a prized possession for any parent. When my mom opens her “PITARA” my little one can’t stop laughing!


  7. Beat About The Book says:

    How sweet is that! And such a wonderful keepsake.


  8. Beautiful! You know , my parents still have my tiny shoes and they showed it when I went home with M in April. Parents, I tell you! 🙂

    Loved this story, really!


  9. A beautiful story. Nostalgia lane! Lovely Shalini 🙂


  10. It’s lovely how we attach so many sentiments to a particular piece of the past. Beautifully put! 🙂


  11. Sentiments help people to get on with life. We too are colllecting our son’s things at various stages and hope to give him as a gift later …..


  12. fabulus1710 says:

    Cute little tiny shoes! And baby clothes are so so cute, I don’t think that even the most heartless person in the world would throw it away or not keep it for their kids and grandkids!
    Beautiful post 🙂


  13. pythoroshan says:

    This is lovely. Beautiful sentiments


  14. Reading it, I’m longing to go back to my mom’s place.
    I had a similar experience when I visited my mom and I saw my niece playing with one of my dolls.
    It was such an emotional moment for me then.


  15. A very nostalgic take on it, Shalz. And yes, may your mother find a little person to give away your little stuff too 😉


  16. shanayatales says:

    Such a touching story..I could relate. I took D to India for the first time when he was 1 year old. His grandparents were overjoyed to see him. 🙂


  17. RamyaRao says:

    A lovely story, Shalz. Loved the narration and the feeling it gives. I made my mom give all my old clothes to an orphanage. She went all senti about it. You reminded be of those beautiful moments .


  18. Nice one shallz. Yoi made me miss my motherland 🙁


  19. Awww… such a beautiful story. Made me very nostalgic 🙂


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