I love this beautiful quote by Erma Bomback. I don’t think any lovelier words can be said about a mother who is grieving the loss of a beautiful child. And while Mother’s Day was intended to be a day of celebration, for these moms it can be a day of pain and loss.
What is the best gift to give to a mom who is grieving the loss of a child this Mother’s Day?
The best gift of all is the gift of remembrance and remembering can be as easy as:
- A card in the mail.
- A phone call.
- An offer to visit the gravesite together.
- Sharing a special memory.
Anything to let them know you remember and that you are there to support them.
It can also be a very difficult day for those women who are spending the day without their own mother. I love the tiniest, thoughtful gifts. I’ve got a girlfriend who lost her mother this year and I’m going to send her this candle as a small reminder that I am thinking about her this year and I know Mother’s Day won’t be the same for her as it was last year.
All of us have someone in mind for whom this holiday will be just a little harder to get through because they are missing an important mom or child in their life. Reach out and let them know they are being thought of!