I just got home from the monthly support group meeting for parents who have lost babies. It seemed to come up over and over, how tough Mother's Day was. For those people who have lost their only children, the day is almost always a slap in the face. Because your child isn't with you anymore, somehow friends, family and society can forget that you are still a Mom! On a day where everyone celebrates their children being with them, it's hard enough, but then to have people forget to wish you a Happy Mothers Day...just because they are not here does not mean that they didn't exist. And for those of us lucky enough to have children still here to celebrate with, the day is still a reminder of the one or ones who aren't. We are still Mothers to those babies.
So, for anyone who knows someone who lost a baby or a child, and didn't give it a second thought on Mother's Day, change that next year! Make sure you say Happy Mothers Day to everyone who has a child, here or not. It is undoubtedly a difficult day for anyone missing a piece of their heart.