Healing for Moms this Mother’s Day

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Do you know the origin of Mothers Day? Anna Jarvis officially founded Mothers Day to honor her mom Ann, who experienced the death of 7 of her children. Now it’s totally commercialized and bereaved mothers are left alone to struggle through the day. Do you know someone who has struggled with infertility? Or maybe you know someone who has had one or multiple miscarriages. How are you reaching out to those mothers this Mothers Day? Perhaps send them a card or pick them out a gift. This list of ten gifts for bereaved moms is a great place to start.

So even though International Bereaved Mother’s Day has come and past (it was May 4th), use this Mothers Day to reach out. Bring Mother’s Day back to its roots. Let’s celebrate all moms on one day. Check out the movement here.

Happy Mother’s Day, may God bless you and your family. May He heal you in the only way He can. Xoxo

Precious Baby

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About a month ago, my friend confided in me she was 7 weeks pregnant. I was so excited for, she and her husband were in the premarital class my husband and I took. I was so excited, I called my husband. I wished they hadn’t moved out of state last year. She was feeling awful with morning sickness but I could hear her smile, “It’s a good sign.”

Yesterday she told me she had a miscarriage. Her baby had stopped growing 4 weeks ago and there was no heart beat. I felt my heart break with every word she said. She was just getting into her second trimester. I wish I could cross the distance between us and hold her. Tears weld up as she told me they have to do minor surgery because her body wasn’t doing it naturally. My heart crumbled even more. I wish I could do something. Anything. Sadly in this world miscarriage is very real possibility. And I wish she didn’t have to go through that. She is a strong, beautiful woman. She told me, “I’m glad your baby was healthy. I’d never want you to go through this.” tears filled my eyes. I wish she didn’t have to experience this. I don’t have an answer as to why horrible things happen to good people. But what gets me through is my hope in Jesus Christ. And I believe that sweet baby is in the arms of Jesus. Where he/she will never feel the pain of this world. But I know of a mommy an daddy that will miss that baby dearly. This post is in remembrance of that Precious Baby. There are many who love you and never got to meet you. You will truly be missed.