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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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:iconflimflanboy:
Flimflanboy Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
So, are one-day adoptions legal in Equestria?
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:iconjin-li3:
Jin-Li3 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
Hits you right in the FEELS
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:iconemilrules:
emilrules Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
So much feeeeeeeeeeeeels
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:iconida2212:
Ida2212 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015
Thats soo sweet
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:iconashton42:
Ashton42 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
😭 that was the sweet thing I ever seen. T-T

it 120% awesome
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:iconcoop909pop:
coop909pop Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Professional Artist
lol best comic 10/10
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:iconaceking90:
aceking90 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
So where is Spike and why is he not spending it with Twilight?
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:iconlegate47:
Legate47 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn you, Silver Quill and your heart attack inducing comic!
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:iconflutter-butter55678:
flutter-butter55678 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you broke me...because my eyes are bringing out the waterworks, and it won't stop.
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:iconneorenamon:
neorenamon Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
Dawww...
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:iconiciclethewolf314:
IcicleTheWolf314 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 23, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Dawww Heart - Free 
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:iconsilverbolt9999:
silverbolt9999 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
awwwww that's super heart warming
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:iconmrerzebra92:
MrErZebra92 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
naruto gif minato namikaze Beautiful
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:iconsplatter789:
splatter789 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'M NOT CRYING YOU'RE CRYING
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:icontrainboy2:
Trainboy2 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
Wow. The first deviation I've seen from Silver Quill, and my Dawmeter is already close to failing.
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:iconmlpdontstarve:
MLPDontStarve Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
same
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:iconotakudanny:
OtakuDanny Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well for that, there will always be a happy ending! =D
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:iconsweetcaptain77:
SweetCaptain77 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
The FEELS!!
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:iconshadowldrago:
ShadowLDrago Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
*applauds* Bravo, bravo, this is really heartwarming, we rarely get to see Twilight's parents, heck, I think they cameoed in Cutie Mark Chronicles for Twilight's backstory, and briefly in Canterlot Wedding for Shining's wedding, but I can imagine Twilight's mother being this sweet and Twilight saying that, it's, it's nice. You sir are a master of feels.
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:iconlittlebearcub25:
LittleBearCub25 Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
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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:iconllazzi:
llazzi Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist
:thumbsup:
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:iconlgee14:
LGee14 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Now that is so sweet. :)
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:icongemodawnchan:
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
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 Photographer
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  Hobbyist Artist
the feels man
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:iconneon-sprite:
Neon-Sprite 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  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  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  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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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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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
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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