Nine months of expectations, tearing pains to deliver… a soft head coming out, a being of innocence just seeing light. The first cries, tears of joy, holding my little angel close to the heart: a baby is born. ??Times oft coming in this new world, either during pregnancy or at birth if not of the mishaps of a day-to-day life that can happen to any of our children; the joys of parents turning dark: our child becomes disabled.??Exhausted? Disbelief? Burn-out? Loss of hope? Pity? … a hurdle…???Some pretty words do not suffice to describe the shifting emotions and states of the parents of a disabled child. ??Yet, a century taught us a lesson of parenthood and parent love; an ideal that we should try to follow despite our day-to-day worldly occupations. I wish to recount the history of Mrs. Mehlia and Abdul.??Mrs. Mehlia is aged 101 years old, a Malaysian mother of a child born with disability (now 63 years old). Despite growing old, frail and ill, the determination and motherly love for her son – Abdul Rahman Saud – made Mrs. Mehlia continue to care of her son despite knowing there is no chance for Abdul to recover, never considering him a burden. ??Abdul suffered from seizures of almost of full body making him only lying on his front, bedridden and not able to speak or walk. Mrs. Mehlia, now widowed, feeds her son before herself including administering medicines. Sufian, the nephew of Mrs. Mehlia, buys the groceries and daily needs of the Mother and son and helps in moving Abdul. Mrs. Mehlia bathes his son and wants to see him neat and clean every time. Both mother and son sit on the veranda of their wooden house watching the passers-by. ??Reports say that Mrs. Mehlia said: “Both of us only have each other. I hope I don’t die before him because there would be nobody to take care of him.” ??And while I am sharing to you this epitome of motherly love, fate decided otherwise. Mrs. Mehlia passed away recently. How many of us parents shower love and care on our children, disabled or not? Giving them the blessings and joys of parental love, and fulfilling the relationship needs of our children? ??Mrs. Mehlia is a role model and symbol for parents with disabled children through the dedication and love which she raised her child. Her struggles and courage and perseverance should be recognised by the United Nations and she needs to be honoured by the parent Ministry for disabled in Mauritius and other international organisations caring for the disabled to respect her contribution and inspire countless others. ??Mrs. Mehlia is one of the many parents who will soon be forgotten by many. For this reason, let us take her as an example to let her legacy of motherly love live on through years and ages to come. Be inspired, show your love.??