It was only last year that I found out there was such a thing as International Bereaved Mother’s Day celebrated on the first Sunday in May.
I hope that my fellow sisters-in-loss took advantage of that opportunity to think about and honor the child or children that won’t be here to celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday.
Even if you did, it’s not going to be much easier to face a day full of “Happy Mother’s Day!” greetings when your heart may feel anything BUT happy.
Thankful for the opportunity to be a mother-yes. Thankful for children still here on earth with me-yes. Thankful that God has given me the strength to carry on in the face of unimaginable pain and loss-yes.
But “happy”–probably not.
So if your heart is a heavy looking toward tomorrow, I hope this post helps a little.
It’s OK to not be OK.
Read the rest here: Mother’s Day as a Bereaved Mother