She received the Christmas card. With shaky hands, she so happily opened with gleamy, affection-filled eyes. It was filled with season's greetings and a family photo of her only child with her husband and her grand-child. Adjusting her glasses, she focused on their smile. She put the picture-perfect in a frame and stared lovingly at it for a while. Never will she know, it was a forced one for they have parted ways and clicked this only to make the failing, old mother smile. And it was a sad card disguised as a happy one.