Thoughts about International Bereaved Mother’s Day 

I feel sad that this day has to be celebrated differently then the normal Mother’s Day. That bereaved Mothers need their own day. I haven’t looked up the history behind it but I’m sure it was done with good intentions. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s nice to have a day for bereaved Mother’s. That we are not being forgotten about. I actually hadn’t heard about this day until a few months ago. Already after two years of being a bereaved Mother. I’m not sure how well known this day is or I could be the only one out of the loop. 

The hard part to me about this day, is for those that don’t have living children. When I didn’t have living children it felt isolating but giving women a specific day as bereaved Mother’s may seem to some that they do not deserve to celebrate on actual Mother’s Day. I hope any bereaved Mother would know that they aren’t assigned to one day. 

This all might sound negative but it’s in my thoughts and when you lose a child this stuff pops up all over the place. I do hope more then anything this day provides peace  for all bereaved Mother’s and that they know how special they are. 

Being able to honor Loss Moms this last few weeks has been an incredible experience. There have been so many women that have reached out to me and Vanessa that want to share their stories and that have thanked us for posting these stories honoring these Mothers. The amount of visitors and views on my blog has blown me away. To see so many people reading and sharing these stories gives me hope with time, that losing a child will no longer be a taboo subject. Because of the great response we’ve had we are going to continue to share stories and honor Loss Moms. I won’t be able to do it daily, but I will continue it once a week. If you want to share your story please reach out and email me at:

If you have lost a child I would love to hear your thoughts on International Bereaved Mothers Day. Comment and let me know!

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  1. Katelyn Honeycutt

    May 8, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    I hadn’t heard about Bereaved Mother’s Day until the day of. It was posted in a pregnancy loss group I am in and it instantly made me upset. It does make it seem like you shouldn’t be honored on Mother’s Day like a “normal” mom. I just had a comment left on my non-profit Facebook recently and the person said, “Who knows why God lets us get so close to having something so precious and then snatches it away.”. The comment was said out of kindness but it made me want to scream. My son isn’t something I almost had, he was a gift I had already received! He was REAL, he was my baby. I loved him and had dreams and hopes for him as soon as I saw two pink lines. It hurts my heart when people don’t understand that they are our babies no matter how brief of time we spent with them. We are moms, we have babies….they just aren’t here with us.

    1. Crystal S

      May 9, 2017 at 12:39 pm

      Thank you for your comment Katelyn! I know some people have the greatest intentions when they say things they don’t realize what they are saying can be so hurtful. I’m sorry that someone left that comment for you. You are so right, regardless if your son is here or not, you are and will always be a Mother. Sending you so much love ❤️ ❤️

  2. survivingmiscarriagetogether

    May 25, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    Thank you for sharing this. I didn’t know there is a day. I am glad to have found this out.

    1. Crystal S

      May 25, 2017 at 6:50 pm

      You’re welcome!! I know not many people are aware of it 🙂

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