When Mother’s Day hugs are NOT enough
This Mother’s Day has been extremely difficult for many moms. They woke up like any other mother on the holiday meant to commemorate and celebrate mother’s across North America… only to realize that their hearts were just as broken as the night before and many before that due to senseless tragedy.
I am talking about moms who lost their children to violent acts, disease and accident. The mother’s who now join a group they didn’t wish to be part of with names and situations all too familiar… Sandy Hook, Boston Marathon, child leukemia and drunk drivers.
How do you go on with a ‘new normal’ that slices your heart in to millions of pieces? I can’t image the pain any parent – mother or father- and their immediate family – must endure when a beloved child is lost in a blink. I also include in my “virtual hug” those who lost babies before their lives really began from miscarriage, still birth and sudden infant death – SIDS.
I guess the only thing I can do is what I know best – to educate others and provide resources.
For families who are grieving and trying to live despite loss I offer these resources:
LOSS OF A CHILD RESOURCES
For those who want to reach out or need some guidance, themselves, I offer this information: