Mother’s Day is one of our nations biggest celebrations! It is a day when we celebrate the gift given to us as women…the gift of bringing a human being into the world.
It is a tribute, a reminder and a celebration of the power of love. The power of steadfast love over a period of time needed to raise a human child.
For many mothers its a day filled with whimsy. Home made presents and notes scribbled from the heart. Loved ones gathered and held close.
But it’s not always an easy day.
It is a hard day for the “forgotten mothers!”
The mother’s whose womb will always be empty…
The mother whose womb gave birth, but whose little grew angel wings way too early…
The child whose mother said goodbye before her time…
Mother’s Day for these forgotten mothers is a day filled with sore hearts, sorrow and pain.
It is easy to overlook the women in our midst whose heart is crying because their arms are empty.
I think unless you have been through it, it is hard to truly understand the broken heart.
It is hard to find the right words …what can you possibly say that will soothe and heal a heart that is broken.
But to say something is better then to say nothing…
It is better to be clumsy around a heart that is shattered and broken than to totally ignore the shattered, broken pieces.
No mother wants her child to go un remembered.
No woman wants her desire for a child not able to be conceived, to go un remembered.
Every child wants to remember the mother who went too early.
Giving the gift of flowers with a simple little note, “Thinking of you,” can be a simple way to show that you are not only remembering the mother but the child.
Creating routine for Mother’s Day is a profound way to remember.
It might be as simple as lighting a candle, visiting a graveside, planting a tree, looking through photos.
It doesn’t really matter what you do, the goal is to simply remember…
Remember the mother who went too early, the child who grew their angel wings, the child wanted but who was never given a name…
In the lead up to Mother’s Day in our foyer we have a remembering tree.
Available for you to say a pray, write a note of gratitude, place a photo on the remembrance tree, light a candle in memory.
You can sit for as long or as short as you need to.
You can write a note.
Light a candle.
This is simply about creating a space for you to remember.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mother’s and children reading this, especially to those missing a soul.
“You are not forgotten.”