Mother’s Day is this sweet holiday where the often thankless job of being a mother gets a moment of affirmation and gratitude.
But for the woman who is aching for her baby, Mother’s Day is incredibly difficult and the hurt is often unseen or hidden away privately, so as to not disrupt the joy of another.
If you are a friend to a grieving mama, know this, the sweetest thing you could do for your friend this Mother’s Day is affirm her motherhood. Remind her that she is a mother too and that she is loved and her pain is not forgotten.
Grief can be incredibly lonely and incredibly isolating, especially on a day like Mother’s Day when most grieving women will hide away; with just a few words you can remind her that she isn’t alone and that even though the day feels so weighty and difficult to navigate, you’re right there with her, diving into the pain and the hurt with her.
I created a simple and beautiful line of cards to help you do this very thing. Tell your friend you love her. Tell her she is a mom. Tell her you realize how hard this day must be for her and tell her you’re praying for her.
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Grief is not typically something we are prepared for. It isn’t something we spend time planning or thinking through; we most likely have never given much thought to the stages of grief or the aftermath of tragic loss. Until it knocks us off our feet. And here we are. Feeling ill-equipped for this new normal […]
There is something special and unique that happens when a mama who is hurting finds another mama who can identify, a mama who understands; a mama who can share the burden of grief simply because she’s already walked the same road. It is comforting to hear her speak of joy and hope. It is comforting […]
Every person experiences grief differently. The emotions are different, the reactions are different, the coping methods are different, even the things that bring healing are different from one person to another. However, amidst all those differences there is one thing that every grieving mother has in common, the need for self-care. When your life changes […]
When words fail and our hearts are weak and confused, when all the truths that we thought we believed feel like a lie, when God doesn’t feel good or near, our hearts need constant reminders of truth. Objective truth that doesn’t change when dealt devastating circumstances. We need reminders of that truth even when we […]
In October of 1988, President Ronald Reagan declared October Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness month and he made the following statement: When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, there isn’t a word […]
Exactly one month after my son died I sat at a table in Barnes & Noble looking into the eyes of a woman who gently said, “Will you tell me about him?” And as I choked back tears and grasped for words she said, “It’s ok. Take your time. How about I tell you about […]
Joy and heartache, celebration and mourning. A seemingly odd pairing and yet daily we find ourselves experiencing both extremes, often simultaneously. Mother’s Day is no exception. Celebration and mourning. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Romans 12.15 On this Mother’s Day: We celebrate the women who are knee deep in the trenches […]
To this day, more than 8 years have passed since my son died and I still hesitate when someone asks me how many children I have. I pause a little longer than a mom who hasn’t experienced loss. I most likely look a bit desperate as I battle internally over which answer I’ll give in that moment. […]