Every year on the first Sunday in May, International Bereaved Mother’s Day honors mothers who have lost a child.

You have probably noticed the Mother’s Day advertisements over the last month. However, these ads can provoke a painful reaction in women who have lost a child, which is one important reason why International Bereaved Mother’s Day is so important.

One of the hardest days for many women around the world is Mother’s Day. Women who have lost a child suffer greatly on this day. According to psychologists, losing a child is one of the worst traumas a human being can experience. When a child dies, a mother loses a piece of her own heart along with all her hopes of seeing that child fulfill their potential.

HOW TO OBSERVE #InternationalBereavedMothersDay

Today, remember the mothers you know who are in trepidation of Mothers Day next Sunday because it stings in their hearts. Here are some ideas:
• Mention her child’s name
• Remember her child with her
• Make a donation in memory of her child
• Send her a message of support
• Let her know that you’re thinking of her
• Light a candle in memory of her child