Thursday, April 7, 2016

F - Fatima

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She gets up at 5 in the morning, makes breakfast for her two children. She wakes them up afterwards, gets them ready for school before leaving for office herself. At office, she's tied to her desk till 5 in the evening. After office, she goes for evening classes. Education is something that will never be foregone, not at any cost. That is the one thing that she insisted not just upon her kids, but on herself as well. 

By the time she reaches home, she is exhausted to the bone. Some days she gets dinner from outside. And they will be waiting for her and they eat it together, as a family. That's what families did. They stuck with each other through thick and thin, through rain and sunshine. 

Some days they would show her the things they learnt at school in the midst of which she would sometimes doze off only to wake up guiltily when one of them told her to go to bed. She is a single mother. It's not easy most of the days. But the tiny smiles that greeted her at the end of each tedious day made her feel a little less lonely. 


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34 comments:

  1. My mom was a single mom for a while...she was such a great role model for me!

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  2. Inspiring post, Aathira. This is a feel-good post, that too early in the morning when you are at work trying to get some motivation :)

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    1. It makes me happy to read comments like yours. Thank you!

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  3. Beautiful character, noble and real. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Hats of to this brave and beautiful mother. Stories like Fathima inspire many women

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  5. Athira such a lovely snippet of courage, family and a mother's boundless love :) Makes the eys dewy.

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  6. Fatima...did inspire me...so does your writing :)

    Thoughts...Sushree

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  7. A woman is a bottomless reservoir of strength and courage. How else does a seemingly fragile lady unexposed to the harsh world, deal with it the way Fatima does?! Inspiring character Aathira.
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    1. We need more Fatimas in this world. Thank you, Kala.

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  8. I think becoming mothers make women so much more resilient than they already are, no?

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  9. Aathira, a heart felt tribute to unsung mothers and true heroines who hide their pain and crushes their dreams.

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    1. Thanks a lot for such kind words, Vishal.

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  10. I am sure many single mother would be able to relate to this. Beautiful and touching write.

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  12. Good one as usual Aathira. Being a single mother is a brave decision. Good that Fatima is such a loving parent

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  13. Fathima is truly a warrior. And I simply admire her.
    Loved it :)

    Cheers
    Geets

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  14. beautiful piece of writing! How well it outlines such a simple and yet strong character like Fatima.

    Shubhangi @ The Little Princess

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  15. Very lovely and inspiring story. The pain, the hard work and the struggles - all so much worth the efforts. Sweet post for F

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  16. A brave and a bold decision to be a single mother! Good one. :)

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