International Bereaved Mother's Day, Sunday, May 3rd, 2020.
This recognition is always on the Sunday before Mother's Day. It is for all mothers who have lost a child...around the world.
This day of recognition was created in 2010 by Carley Marie Dudley. She lost her stillborn son named Christian. Carley knew how it felt to lose a child, then try to celebrate Mother's Day. Her grief was intense and she knew there were other women around the world who knew this pain. Yourself, family members, or friends, may have experienced the loss of a child. All the mothers who can only carry their child in their heart know the importance of recognizing their loss.
Bereaved mothers can honor their child by using their name, sharing photos and stories, planting flowers or trees, or placing fresh flowers on a gravesite. The loss of a child leads to a lifetime of grief. Mothers may have lost their child thru miscarriage, stillbirth, or death. Look for ways to help yourself and others. You are not alone.
In response to this special day of recognition, I invite all bereaved mothers to respond to this message by sharing your child's name, date of birth, and date of death.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE. You may also share your city or country so we can grasp the worldwide impact of Bereaved Mothers.
Blessings and Prayers 🙏🙏🙏🙏⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘
Bob Willis, author
"A Guide for Grievers"
Addie, Melissa and Lauren Johnson (7/10/92-4/4/14; Forever 21)