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For all mothers who have lost a child

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Posted by: Steve Hardwick
Date: May 05 2024 10:44 AM



Today I placed this beautiful floral arrangement in the arms of the Angel of Hope in recognition of International Bereaved Mother’s Day and for every mother who has lost a child.

Although International Bereaved Mother’s Day takes place a week before Mother’s Day, in many respects it is observed on Mother’s Day, with the goal of including bereaved mothers in the day.

International Bereaved Mother’s Day and Mother’s Day should be observed by acknowledging those women in your life who have experienced the loss of a child, or who have had difficulty conceiving.

They deserve recognition and love just like other mothers. Listen to their stories if they wish to share, and don’t be afraid to speak their child’s name.

Many people think that they shouldn’t bring up the name of a lost child, as it will remind a mother what happened. But, a child who is no longer on this earth is never far from a mother’s mind.

Mothers often don’t want their child to be forgotten, so bringing up a child’s name may be a gift to a mother

“ Bereaved Mother’s Day belongs to me, and it belongs to all of the other women who have buried their children. Today is the day our hurt is exposed — the bandage is ripped off — and the world visually bears witness to the broken beneath the surface.

During a time of year that often forgets loss parents, like me, I’m here to say, we will take all of the recognition we can get. Because once we’ve eaten our final, frozen casserole, or received our last “thinking of you” phone call, grieving the loss of a child is an excruciatingly dark and lonely place to be.

The world wraps our wounds in darkness and covers the ugly in “it’s time to move on,” and we, the grieving, are left with an inability to heal. A sense of acknowledgment is needed, even if that acknowledgement only lasts for the day. There’s no turning a blind eye to us on Bereaved Mother’s Day, because this is our day to grieve, raise awareness, advocate and share our stories of hope and loss.”
From Caila Smith

The Angel Of Hope Statue In Westgate Park has her arms extended to reach out to all who come to visit her in Hopes that they may find comfort and peace by knowing that their child will not be forgotten.

On the back of it these words are inscribed:

Our Children Loved, Missed And Remembered

To every mother who has ever lost a child...and that includes pregnancy loss

Your precious child will always be Loved, Missed And Remembered
Steve Hardwick

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For all mothers who have lost a child

For all mothers who have lost a child

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