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I was totally overwhelmed by the article on impoverished women in India who adopt abandoned girls in spite of opposition from their families (‘Mothers to the lost girls’, March 14).
What was beautiful about the story was that none of the women had second thoughts about their decision and didn’t seek recognition from society for their noble act. They saw a small child who needed love and care and they just let their maternal instinct take over and gave those kids whatever they could.
I am humbled by their magnanimous spirit. May all their dreams for their kids and themselves come true.
RUKHSANA AHMAD, VIA EMAIL M others are mothers, rich or poor. I salute all the mothers for being so gentle and kind.
NAMITA SURI, VIA FACEBOOK F riday is one of my favourite magazines. The article ‘Mothers to the lost girls’, was really beautiful. It just proves that there still are so many good people in this world who care about love and humanity.
Thank you Friday for giving these women the recognition they deserve.
I enjoyed all the articles that were to do with mothers. All these people are absolutely amazing.
I am inspired by their courage and their will to overcome all the difficulties in their lives. Thank you Friday for telling us about such amazing people.
PRATISH ADHIKARI, VIA EMAIL We received many letters about this article. Like you, I think these women are an incredible example of selflessness and sacrifice. Karen, editor.
A ll the articles about mothers in the March 14 issue of Friday were heartwarming and inspiring. I particularly loved the real-life story of Eletta Palmer who, aged just 22 at the time, adopted her young siblings after their mother and sister passed away (‘I adopted my brothers after Mum died’.) What was most poignant was Eletta’s struggle to remain strong in front of the little ones and then grieve in private.
I hope she is able to complete her education and continue to give her little brothers and own children a happy and secure environment, in which they can grow and prosper.
FARIDA HUSSAIN, VIA EMAIL The vacuum left by the loss of a loved one is something that can never be filled but people like Eletta show us that by staying positive, we can heal.
Readers were humbled by adoptive mums
Eletta shows us we can heal by staying positive