So they sat down with him upon the ground seven days and seven nights, and none spake a word unto him: for they saw that his grief was very great. – Job 2:13
This day was created in 2010 and it now falls on the first Sunday of May. The movement is meant to honor the memory of children called to heaven. It’s also a support of sorts for grieving mothers. It’s one thing to have tragedy strike and lose a child, but it’s another to feel alone in your grief.
Parental grief is intense, long-lasting, and complex. The grief and the healing process contain similar elements for all bereaved parents. Finding others in similar situations will help you move forward, but don’t let anyone rush you through the healing process.
You’re not alone. If you think you are, click on the You Tube video, the Carly Marie Project Heal website, the facebook event page or the blog on BlogSpot.com. I invite you to connect with any of these folks because the worst thing you can do is grieve alone. Grieving with others online is really unique in that you can say as much as you want to – and back away and be alone when you need to be alone. The support is there for you when you need it.
I believe there is a special place in God’s heart reserved for those who have dealt with the loss of a child, or childlessness for any reason. If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard someone say that it’s not natural for a parent to outlive their child, well – let’s just say I’d be wealthy.
Although we know in our minds that Mother’s Day is the day to show honor and respect for our own mother, I know it’s still a very difficult time for the childless. Some years I can’t go to church on Mother’s Day. Those who love me understand. Those who don’t – well, I guess they don’t understand.
Take a moment to say a prayer for the childless, particularly the ones who lost children in death and are left here to search for purpose and meaning in life.
May God Himself bless you with comfort for your soul as only He can. ❤