What is Bereaved Mothers Day?
Carly Marie Dudley "originally created this special day in 2010 to honour and celebrate the mothers who carry some, if not all, of their children in their hearts rather than their arms".
Carly says there is no way anyone can make a mother, parent or family member feel better or make their grief easier, but what they do need is for us to send them a sign that we acknowledge them and support them.
Here are a few ways to acknowledge a bereaved mother:
Mention my Childs name
Remember my child with me
Donate in memory of my child
Send me a mess of support
Celebrate us as a mother (or father)
Let me know that you are thinking of me
Light a candle in memory of my child
For those mothers that are grieving, please know that grief is a natural, normal process, and there are those that can support and guide you through this journey.