She Delayed Going Home. When She Finally Had Time, It Was Too Late.


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Missed calls. Unread messages. We have all been there.

Lily led a terribly busy life. So busy that sometimes she forgot the most important person in her life — her mother.

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The mother who refused to go on trips with her friends because she wanted to go with Lily.

The mother who kept tab of airline ticket prices and public holidays so she could go on a vacation with her daughter.

And just like we do, Lily probably thought she would get to it some day.

Except that sometimes, that ‘some day’ never arrives.

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“I’m not busy anymore.” Lily writes to her mother one day.

They can finally go on that vacation, but not in a way her mother had wanted.

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