A Letter to You on Mother’s Day
A Letter to the Mother of An Angel Baby on Mother’s Day……
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” – Psalm 34:18
As we approach Mother’s Day, I want you to hear how loved you are. This day can be devastating for women who have lost a baby. I want you to know that you are remembered today. You may have never met your baby in person but you met them in your heart. Their short presence in your life made an amazing impact on your life. Time can never take that fact away. The day you found out you were pregnant, a love greater than you could ever have imagined developed in your soul.
But then grief…….grief viciously attacked your spirit. I understand that all too well. I know you. I see you. I understand you.
I remember my first Mother’s Day after losing Addis Baby #1 – I felt helpless. Sadness overwhelmed me as I scrolled through social media seeing posts from Mother’s Day festivities. I celebrated my own mom, but deep down inside I felt so much grief.
Now, looking back, I wish I had looked at that day differently – I wish I had celebrated it instead.
This Mother’s Day, take some time to just be. Be who you are as a mother, whether you have living children or not. Allow yourself the time to breathe and know that God is right next to you. It’s okay to feel sadness……BUT – it is also okay to feel joy – to celebrate that you ARE a mother. Only a mother can love as deeply and purely as you love your angel! Embrace that love and celebrate it this Mother’s Day! Celebrate that fact that you get to LOVE SO deeply, even if your baby is no longer with us. That kind of love is SO DEEP AND SO PRECIOUS! It is to be CELEBRATED!
From one mother to another mother – Happy Mother’s Day! YOU.ARE.LOVED!