Mums in a million
They’re the women who tuck their babies into bed at night and read them a story. Many of them do back-breaking work to put hot food in their children’s bellies and make sure they get an education. They are mothers who sacrifice and go without just to make sure their little ones have what they need. And they do all this for children who aren’t biologically theirs.
These are the women who mother babies who have been dumped – by the side of the road, in hospitals and even in rubbish bins. The tots have been abandoned because they are girls. They’re seen as a burden, the lesser sex who are an expense to the family. So they’re literally thrown away.
Luckily for these unwanted girls, there are plenty of amazing women who pluck them from the streets, or bin, take them home and raise them as their own.
We honour these incredible mums on page 14 and, closer to home, give some beautiful Friday readers a Mother’s Day makeover. Check out the before and after shots on page 50 – they look wonderful. Until next week,