For Mothers who have lost a child, May can be a cruel month too

The great American author T.S. Elliot had a real issue with the month of April, writing:

“APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.
Winter kept us warm, covering
Earth in forgetful snow, feeding
A little life with dried tubers.’

For most of us, especially those of us who live in a four-season climate, by which I mean… 

  1. Super Cold
  2. Too Much Snow
  3. Too Damn Hot!
  4. Fall Leaf Peeping.

The arrival of May, which is pretty much the arrival of spring, is something to celebrate as we pack away all evidence of winter jackets, snow shoes, oddly matched mittens, and super thick socks.

And for all of us hard-working women (in the house, out of the house, selling the house, etc.) Mother’s Day tends to be the one day that we are celebrated and pampered – and get to revel in the love and appreciation for all the things we do the other 364 days of the year.

It is a beautiful day indeed!

But for those of us who have lost a child, Mother’s Day can be bittersweet as well. Mother’s day can be like “Dull roots with the spring rain.” We mourn the enormity of our loss, and we are grateful for all that we have, because we have an intimate relationship with tragic loss.

Honoring those who have dealt with love and loss, while celebrating the wonderful memories and current blessings that are present, makes Mother’s Day another opportunity to put more meaningful WOW moments into your life.

Wishing all of you wonderful women, mothers, daughters, sisters, cousins, et cetera  a very, very Happy Mother’s Day!


P.S. Read more about our Wow Day project here.

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