International Bereaved Mothers Day was created to remind people about the true meaning of Mother’s Day. Do you know who started it? Anna Jarvis officially founded the traditional Mother’s Day to honour her mother Ann who experienced the death of 7 of her children and somehow through the years it has turned into a commercialized mess that card companies make millions of dollars from, but the worst thing is that bereaved mothers are completely forgotten. This day was created in honour of a bereaved mother. So I think it is time to take our day back to its roots. I believe we can do this by using our voices in a peaceful, loving way. To receive love, you must first give love.
The traditional Mothers Day has proven to be an emotionally difficult day for so many mothers around the world. Mother’s Day needs to be healed and together we can heal it. Internation Bereaved Mother’s Day is a temporary movement. We take part in this day to use our voices to speak up and about what the true meaning of Mother’s Day. It is our greatest hope that sometime in the near future all mothers will be remembered and recognised and there will be no need for this day at all.
So what makes a mother? The Bumps Along The Way have answered that question in the most beautiful way. Please check out their video clip below.
On this day each year we come together to celebrate our connection, our mother hearts and our babies and children.
Sunday May 5th 2013, get together with your closest friends and family who understand and celebrate you. Celebrate your mother hearts, babies and children. And lets speak about the true meaning of Mother’s Day.
Visit our facebook page to join the community of bereaved mothers who are working with each other to heal Mother’s Day.
To help raise awareness for this beautiful project take some flowers from the flower gallery below. Post them as your profile image on your favourite social network. Post them on your friends walls on facebook and let them know they are beautiful mothers. Please feel welcome to use the images on your blogs or websites.
We become mothers the very moment that we open our hearts to the decision of conceiving a child.
Wishing you all love and blessings for our Mothers Day.
“A mother is not defined by the number of children you can see, but by the love that she holds in her heart.”
- Franchesca Cox