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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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MLP-Silver-Quill Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I appreciate the links but I'm going to hide them in case people are trying to avoid spoilers. Folks can click on a link without knowing the content and things go downhill from there.
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Yugilover1 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017
:'( this makes me think about myself that I will have to celebrate Mother's day without my mother since she is no longer alive :'(
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Kalenz123 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017
Granny Smith (nope) plz Don't yall forgetting somepony?
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love-bite02 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so cute im crying help
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GoldandSliverDragon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017
Season 7 will start soon and we will finely have a flesh back episode about the apple parents, and we already have their names now plus another one of Applejack grand parents names(the grand dad apple maybe or the other side of the family we don't know yet.)
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Bigoldinosaur Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016
My feels hurt but are warmed at the same time. 
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:iconperrypickny:
PerryPickny Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Student General Artist
naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwww *eats a bowl of Feelie O's* Cry forever 
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:iconzonyspeed19:
zonyspeed19 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016
aaaawwww :)
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Brianna330 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Danisnotonfire: FEELS the feels Pikachu Crying Plz the feels feels 
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:iconadria2006:
Adria2006 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I honestly got a little teary eyed with this one❤️
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bazla1236 Featured By Owner May 26, 2016
i don't have the words:( (Sad) 
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thetrueCrystalVixen Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
This always makes me sad. Poor little Apple Bloom, I know how is to not have a mother.
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
I faved this years ago and while looking for a Mother's Day image to send to my mum I found this again. Love this comic. Thank you for making this.
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peachwookiee Featured By Owner May 6, 2016
I searched this comic out again because this will be the first Mother's Day I don't have my mom. Thank you for giving AJ and Applebloom a way to celebrate.
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ArticWolfClaw Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm gonna go cry now
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:iconleamagic12:
LeaMagic12 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Student General Artist
Awww....this is so sweet!
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:iconcryophoenix777:
CryoPhoenix777 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016
Wait a minute... Where's Big Mac!?
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:iconimmortalrebe:
ImmortalRebe Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016
Aww...
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:iconokamisama13:
okamisama13 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016
They should totally make an episode out of this.
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:iconmlpcutepic:
MLPCutePic Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
yes...yes... Yes DO It Story. Full Story. 
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YourOrdinaryArtist Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
HOW SWEET!
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:iconbonnybanshey:
bonnybanshey Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015   Artist
:( *hugs applebloom*
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:iconprincesscadence444:
princesscadence444 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Student Artist
The feels.. :') i LOVE it!
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:iconbtrninja115:
BTRNinja115 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This gave me the feels and I love it.
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Wild-BlueJay Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You just broke my "Daw" meter.
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:iconmeadow105:
Meadow105 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015
Aww, I love this! I'm adding this to my favorites! *Adds to faves*
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Flimflanboy Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  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  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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oddlyfuntime Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol best comic 10/10
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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 Photographer
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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neorenamon Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
Dawww...
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IcicleTheWolf314 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 23, 2015  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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splatter789 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'M NOT CRYING YOU'RE CRYING
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:iconrail-brony-gxy:
Rail-Brony-GXY Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. The first deviation I've seen from Silver Quill, and my Dawmeter is already close to failing.
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MLPDontStarve Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
same
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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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SweetCaptain77 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
The FEELS!!
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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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LittleBearCub25 Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well . . .

You broke me. HNNNGH! <Too Cute!>
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OnuaSurge Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's beautiful.
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llazzi Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist
:thumbsup:
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LGee14 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Now that is so sweet. :)
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