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Mother's Day 3 Days Later - Ode to Moms

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- 3322 days ago -
We see aunts and sisters or grandmothers caring for the children of a deceased family member. I remember walking into a homestead and meeting a 73 year old grandmother to 24 children, 15 of them school aged. The woman lost all 6 of her children to AIDS


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Veronica G (108)
Wednesday May 12, 2010, 5:39 am
What a woman!

chris b (2474)
Wednesday May 12, 2010, 5:45 am
What would we do without our mums!

Jean Lord (46)
Wednesday May 12, 2010, 5:49 am
Nice story.

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Wednesday May 12, 2010, 6:44 am
What a woman of strength! Such a role-model of a woman!
Noted with thanks. Thanks to you Brian who sent me this news.

Virginie Duris (20)
Wednesday May 12, 2010, 7:01 am
Très touchant!

Vivien Green (153)
Wednesday May 12, 2010, 7:31 am
Noted.Thank you Brian.I know I am a Mother.
This wonderful lady expemlifies the greatest gift from nature, a Mothers unconditional love. Though she has lost six of her children she has the strenth and courage to keep giving to her childrens childre.
She is a star shinning in a dark place.

Rose Becke (141)
Wednesday May 12, 2010, 4:26 pm
Thanks Brian what a mother

Marianna M. (6)
Thursday May 13, 2010, 2:57 pm
thank you for the nice story

Joy Catalan (95)
Thursday May 13, 2010, 6:48 pm
A very touching story! For the 73 year old grandmother who never hesitated to continue caring for children despite the pain she went through because of the the loss of her own children, is more than commendable. Her attitude and continued sharing of her love and care to other children who may probably not even her relatives is an exhibition of how great a mother's love is - without condition or whatever; the sacrifice a mother has to bear for the sake of her children, when she's in pain and silently she cries or perhaps go somewhere else to hide her pain so as not to be known by her children/family what she's going through; times when she has to make an ultimate sacrifice for her children withstanding all forms of pressure and trials, is The Mother and a very endangered specie (._.).

paul l (2)
Monday May 17, 2010, 11:15 pm
The tragedy is that this takes place over the whole African continent.
Many, many grandmothers have to look after the extended living families!

Sue L (73)
Friday May 28, 2010, 3:54 am
What an incredible woman! Thanks for sharing this wonderful story.
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