On days when I am so tired of Vedu’s never-ending tantrums, I end up telling her at bedtime that taking it the whole day was fine, but I can’t take it for another minute and she really needs to sleep. I then feel my heart getting heavy thinking of all those mothers who wish they could have just one more day of tantrums from their babies, just one more time of putting them to sleep, just one more time of hearing them say “Amma”, just one more time seeing their innocent smile, just one more time of everything. Here’s to all those moms and dads who live a life of pain losing their babies, when we tend to take things for granted at least sometimes. I don’t know how you stay strong; but I sincerely hope you find a reason to smile, a reason to live.

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