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As we come to Mother's Day, this beautiful post urges you to remember the mothers to whom life has not been kind. Spare a moment.
As we come to Mother’s Day, this beautiful post urges you to remember the mothers to whom life has not been kind. Spare a moment.
A mother waited for her brave son who was battling the enemy at the borders. Instead, the martyr’s mortal remains came in a casket, wrapped in the Tricolour.
A mother sent her child to school with a smile, only to receive the child’s body because the school vehicle flouted traffic rules.
A daughter was raised with love and married off with pomp. As the daughter set up home in distant shores, the mother waited patiently for years, for the visa problems to get sorted, often sporting a wet eye.
A daughter was doing the night shift in the capital. She then drove home as she continued to chat with her mother. She hasn’t come home till today and the police have floated many theories.
Two teenagers went to celebrate with a picture. A fire broke out in the cinema hall and …
A teenaged daughter was promised employment and taken away from her mother in the village, promising monies. Instead she was violated repeatedly while the mother waited to cook some broth.
He fell in love with his classmate. Her family chopped him up. His mother fought single-handedly till justice was delivered.
They sent their only child to study, to soar. Unable to take the pressure, the child chose to…The mother wonders 24/7, why didn’t she see it coming?
A lady was tending to the bar. It was closing time. But the errant client wouldn’t budge. When the lady cited rules, the man whipped out a gun and shot her point blank. The mother deeply mourned this unnecessary death.
Two teenagers – brother and sister, went out to celebrate. The ugly monster of a taxi driver, raped the girl and killed the boy. Will this mother’s eyes ever dry up?
The society constantly reminds her with it’s vacuous talk, what an aberration her child is, never fitting into the grooves. The mother then showers extra love on her child because she is a MOTHER.
On this Mother’s Day, as we celebrate with our mothers and children, let us also send a silent salute to some brave mothers bearing their destiny, bravely.
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