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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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:iconlittlebearcub25:
LittleBearCub25 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Well . . .

You broke me. HNNNGH! <Too Cute!>
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:icononuasurge:
OnuaSurge Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's beautiful.
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:iconariabiazelover:
AriaBIazeLover Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  New member Hobbyist
:thumbsup:
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:iconlgee14:
LGee14 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Now that is so sweet. :)
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GemoDawnChan Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn, this really hit me. About 6 months ago, I lost my own mother to a heart attack, and there's just something about this comic that both breaks my heart and lifts it at the same time. Wonderful work.
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:iconchaosphantom444:
ChaosPhantom444 Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
It's sweet
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:iconmarilanacloe:
Marilanacloe Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
;_; I feel your pain, I have no mother, but I'm lucky I have my brothers and my father
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:iconzomgkitty42:
Zomgkitty42 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
dem feels. I have them
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:iconlolwhoopie:
LOLWhoopie Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww thats so sweet X3
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:iconc-blaze21:
C-blaze21 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
Gotta love them.
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:iconm-ditzydoo:
M-DitzyDoo Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  New member
Darn it Silver, you make us laugh with your reviews, then make us cry with your comics.
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:iconilovecartoonsgirl:
ilovecartoonsgirl Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
Applejack teared up with happiness! Oh my gosh! She actually cried on the outside! In any case, great and heartwarming comic!
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:iconduperghoul:
Duperghoul Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Easy, Mac was with Granny, so you're forgiven *Takes the moment to forget about Granny Smith* 

This is great! Such a touching moment, while keeping the truth about AJ's parents absent (Though Lauren Faust confirmed they are dead) 
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:icontigergeekguy:
TigerGeekGuy Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
But, Applejack cries on the inside.

And whose big idea was it to cut all these damn onions?
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:iconbutterscotchripple77:
ButterscotchRipple77 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Student Artist
IKR?!?!
THESE THINGS ARE PRACTICALLY FOLLOWING ME EVERYWHERE!!!!
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:iconkenzie9202000:
Kenzie9202000 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  New member Hobbyist Artist
the feels man
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:iconxxkalicokittykatxx:
XxKalicoKittyKatxX Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have a deviantArt? Cool.

Also... I think I cried.
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:iconnightwolfcp:
NightWolfCP Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Wait a minute... *GAAAAASSPP*Is that... DERPY AND A FOAL?! OH MAH GAWD!!
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:iconthegermancity:
TheGermanCity Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
You must be new to the fandom. That's Dinky, Derpy's daughter.
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:iconnightwolfcp:
NightWolfCP Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I've been  fan for a while but I had NO IDEA that Derpy had a daughter!! DDDDDDDX I'm so fking late.........
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:iconthegermancity:
TheGermanCity Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
Well, canon hasn't officially designated them as mother and daughter. It's mostly fanon. Meaning the fandom made them that way.
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:iconnightwolfcp:
NightWolfCP Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I almost cried.... It's just so beautiful....
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:iconmickeyelric11:
mickeyelric11 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
What a cute piece!
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:iconchangingheartxx:
ChangingHeartxx Featured By Owner Edited May 10, 2015  Professional Writer
I saw the video a long time ago nice to see people look back on this today
Especially since i have a similar situation
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:iconsally45522:
Sally45522 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
:-( this is soo sad i saw the video
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:iconrosedragon1:
RoseDragon1 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
Apple Bloom (Cute smile) Plz : Well, I didn't know my momma long, because I was a little filly when she went away, but Big Mac and Applejack have told me just how wonderful she is.
Mrs. Sparkle: I'm glad your brother and sister can share such good memories with you.
Apple Bloom (Worried) Plz : There have been some times that I've wondered if she'd approve of my Crusading group. We HAVE gotten into some ridiculous situations.
Mrs. Sparkle: Well, I would like to believe she'd be glad you have such wonderful friends. Especially with sisters like Rarity and Rainbow Dash to look up to.
Apple Bloom (Cute smile) Plz : Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo are awesome friends, and I wouldn't trade them for the best cutie mark in Equestria... I would want to earn that WITH them!
Mrs Sparkle: I'm sure you will!
Emotipony Bemused : Twilight, I think this have JUST made Applebloom's day.
princess twilight sparkle icon : You know, I think it did. Want to invite Big Mac too? Family is family after all. My dad, Shining, and Cadence are meeting us for lunch.
Me: T_T ALL OF THE LIQUID PRIDE!!!Enough to Make a Grown Man Cry 
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:iconrainbows8u-up:
Rainbows8U-UP Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
i almost cried :')
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:iconmagicsong123:
MagicSong123 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
THE AAAAW IS OVER 9000!
It would be even better if Spike had been there
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:iconrainbowgamermc:
RainbowGamerMC Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Awwh! You have a great Mum Twily!
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:iconpixelblujay:
PixelBlujay Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  New member
Jezi:" I-I'm not crying..Just l-liquid pride.."
*looks at her picture of her mother and hugs*
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:iconmarcusthemage47:
Marcusthemage47 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
D'aaaaawww. (BOOM) 'Huh, so ya really can blow out your d'aw-o-meter.
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:iconnovemberlilly:
NovemberLilly Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
don't make me cry.... oh too lateWaaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! 
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:iconchaus101:
chaus101 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
wait what about pinkie pie? couldnt apple jack and applebloom spend the day with her and her mom? i mean being cousins and all
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:iconarthunter3:
arthunter3 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
This comic was made before Season 4.
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:iconcutepegasister121:
Cutepegasister121 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
they´re not! well, at least, They shouldn´t be
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:iconthatjackguy:
thatjackguy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
love appleblooms surprised face in this :)
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:iconbinxybeanygirl:
Binxybeanygirl Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Awww this was so sad😔yet uplifting😄
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:iconmidnight21:
midnight21 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ugh i can relate to apple bloom all too well.

mom abandoned me a long time ago which left a hole in my heart that will never heal....
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:iconkone5497:
Kone5497 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww
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:iconsplatter789:
splatter789 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not crying you're crying.
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:iconnoonecares3244:
NoOneCares3244 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Wipes tears* Not crying! I swear!!
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:iconpersona22:
Persona22 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 8, 2015
That scene of Derpy and Dinky... hnnngg!

Also, after the Pinkie Apple Pie episode, having this be with Pinkie Pie and her mother would have made more sense.
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:icontlfscarheart:
TLFScarheart Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
woah! I saw this one on olab scribbler! never new it was made by my favorite reveiwer
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:iconmlpfrozeny:
mlpfrozeny Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Student
oww soo cute man
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:iconthegroundedaviator:
TheGroundedAviator Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
Great one! It probably mean more too AB then AJ (and that is something) as she probably never knew her Momma... I wonder how it'll end?
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:iconbookworm39:
Bookworm39 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely, just lovely. Into the favorites it goes!
Really, though, this is an awesome comic.
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:iconbh18:
bh18 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
Now that's such a sweet gesture.  And delivered so perfectly too!
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:iconsneshneeorfa:
Sneshneeorfa Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
FEELS, MY HEART IS BLEEDING, YOU MUST PAY FOR MY FAILING ARTERIES!
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:iconluna0331:
luna0331 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Student Artist
so goood
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iNightPonies Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Feels.. Its so beautiful..
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