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Mother-less Day by MLP-Silver-Quill Mother-less Day by MLP-Silver-Quill
Whew barely got this done before the special day came and went.

This started back around the last Father's Day, where I read an emotional but also sad comic called "Breakdown". This is my attempt to give an optimistic look to a tough situation.

I do regret that I couldn't include Big McIntosh. Time and cast size were a big factor here.

I owe huge thanks to :iconboneswolbach:, who created both Ponyville backgrounds. I couldn't have finished this in time without them.

Happy Mother's Day to all!

EDIT: Someone once asked why online artists link back to Equestria Daily when they feature our comics. The simple answer is that it's a celebration. We put time and hard work into these comics, and the fandom reciprocates. It's a great feeling and a wonderful charge.

Now, there are some recurring questions that have arisen, so here are my answers to each:

Where is Spike/Shining Armor/Twilight's Father? - For the sake of this comic, they are all holding a table for lunch and waiting for Twilight and her mother to arrive.

What about Scootaloo? - I'm not on board with the fan theory that she is an orphan. After three seasons, we still haven't met all the parents of the Mane 6, and Scootaloo's enjoyed very little development. Until we have more info, I'm going to assume her parents have been off-screen so far.

Aren't you forgetting Granny Smith? - Ah, here's a tricky one. Granny Smith is an important member of the Apple family and I don't want to dismiss the character's role. However, I think it'd be a disservice to say that, since they still have a caregiver, Applejack and Apple Bloom wouldn't miss their mother. On a day like Mother's Day, that absence can be difficult and I think a scene like this wouldn't be out of character.

Thanks to every one who commented, faved, and took the time to read this comic!
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BigMacCosplayer Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
I am actually waiting for this to be an episode
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Krysnha Featured By Owner 6 days ago
So nice
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topgun96 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
This scene is so moving its enough to make a groan man cry...its ok tear you can go on out ;.;
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CrystalStarArtNight Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I honestly want Twilight and Applejack (and Applebloom too of course!) to be sisters, Twilight and Applejack are both patient with each other and have the most easy-going friendship out of the Mane Six (Even though they had problems in Twilgiht's Kingdom parts 1 & 2) and Twilight is a perfect big sister to Apple Bloom as well. Very sweet comic :)
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tyruvelp Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
Hasbro could deal with Apple Jacks's parents if they are dead - the trick to know  it doesn't matter how it happened - the trick is to teach the target audience (the 6 year old girls ) how to deal with death - by remembering only the good or passing down the good memories to those that cant remember (if they were too young like apple bloom could be)
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Alanna-QueenofHearts Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
awww this was so sweet ^.^
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Doni-Featherwing Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  New member Hobbyist
happy cry XD 
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Evanzblack Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
i will bi cry!!!! Q.Q    waaaaaaa!!! 
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eragonlover2 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
this is so amazing silver quill and love your youtube channel
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Applejack-Tumblr Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
…So Beautyfull Frozen - HUG! Moodswing onion sad onion sad Cry forever :Sad Monkeys: :Sad Monkeys: :Sad Monkeys: :Sad Monkeys: :Sad Monkeys: :Sad Monkeys: :Sad Monkeys: :Sad Monkeys: :Sad Monkeys: :Sad Monkeys: 
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