Mother’s Day can be a dreaded day if you have lost a child. Yes, you are still a mother but your arms are empty. It is an invisible suffering and burden to carry. And even if you have other children, there is still a missing piece. Your heart is incomplete and the day is bittersweet.
If you know someone who has lost a child, recognizing them (and their baby) on Mother’s Day can mean the world to them. There is something about the simple act of being recognized, of being seen, that helps one to feel deeply understood, known, and loved. This is a great gift for grieving hearts on Mother’s Day.
I’ve received (and given myself!) some incredibly consoling gifts over the past years since our miscarriage and Gianna’s passing and I wanted to share them with you! They can be given on Mother’s Day, on a birthday or anniversary, or just because. And if you have a another gift suggestion, please leave a comment! Thank you for reading! [Read more…]