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