Friday, April 25, 2008

Grieving Mothers on Mothers Day...

Photo from Bring The Rain Blog. The Story of Audrey Caroline

I know I said I am going to do a Mothers Day series. I know I said I will start next week. But tonight ... tonight ... my heart goes out to the Moms who I think would have a little bit of sadness comes Mothers Day. How can we encourage them? I don't know ... flowers may help ... but it will never suffice. Hugs? yes, but they still would not be their child's hugs...

I'm thinking of the wife of my co-worker whose son died on a motorcycle accident this year. It's her only son. Only son ...

I'm thinking of Beth who lost her twin sons James and Jakes just a few months back ...

I'm thinking of the Mothers of soldiers who died in the war this past couple of years...

and I am thinking of Angie, Audrey Caroline's mom. Please go to her family's site to read more about them. (Warning: make sure you have a box of tissues next to you.)

How can we help comfort grieving moms this coming Mothers Day? If you have any ideas, please let me know....


UPDATE 4/27/08
I was browsing my sitemeter tonight to make sure no "weird*s" are lurking. I notice a search find that lead to my post on grieving mom. The search words are: "My first Mothers day After My son Died". It broke my heart. I pray for that mom. I am thankful she landed on this post and I hope she was comforted even for just a little bit. In the research result I found a link that wrote about positive things grieving mom does so i added it to the list of links below:



RELATED POSTS / LINKS:
A Letter To My Daughter (by Angie)
A Letter To My Boys (by Beth)
The Story Behind Love You Forever Book
What Are Mothers Made Of
Grieving Mothers Create Living Tributes to Their Children
Moms Grief Turn Into Action

1 comment:

Heather said...

The best advice I can give...

Recognize that she is a mother, even if her baby/child is not here. The first Mother's Day after our first daughter died was rough. But a small word of kindness made a big difference in my day.