As you celebrate Mother’s Day this year, think for a moment of all the children who will not have a mother to celebrate with. The children who have lost their mother’s to conflict, to childbirth, to violence, cancer…..the list goes on.
For me it’s a day of reflection, a day when I think of my own Mum, and everything she sacrificed to ensure that I could have a decent education. I have a mother in law, and also a dear friend who has stepped in to be my son’s Grandma, and I love them both for their parts in my life. But they will never fill the hole that the loss of my Mum made in me.
I will also be thinking of the little son of my murdered friend, who will not have his Mum there to give the little gifts he’s made at kindy to. His life has forever been changed by the selfish act of another.
I’ll be contacting my friends who have lost their mums this week, to send them hugs, and make sure that they are doing okay at this time of the year, when the memories flow, and anniversaries pass. And on Sunday when my son brings in his homemade card and present, I will treasure the fact that he is with me, and I can celebrate mother’s day with him.
Tagged: Mother's Day; grief