I know that many people spent the weekend celebrating Cinco de Mayo with friends & family and Mexican fiestas.
But did you know that May 6th, being the 1st Sunday in May, is International Bereaved Mother’s Day?
This day was established in 2010 as a special day set aside to honor and celebrate mothers who carry some, if not all, of their children in their hearts rather than in their arms. In our modern society, mothers who are grieving the death of their babies or children are often forgotten. Traditional Mother’s Day proves to be an emotionally difficult day for so many mothers around the world.
So on this special day each year these mothers can come together to celebrate their connection with one another, their children, and their hope for the future. They look at their ultra sound pictures, pictures they have of their lost ones, polish their urns, lay flowers at their graves, visit special places, and light candles in their memories.
So on this day, I’d like to honor my many friends who hold some, even all, of their precious ones in their hearts and memories. You are beautiful women and mothers. I admire your spirits—that you are living such beautiful lives is a tribute to all your children.
I love you all!