This lovely poem was shared with me by Diana, author of Trying To Make Things Right.
What makes a mother? I thought of you and closed my eyes and prayed to God today.
I asked what makes a mother? And I know I heard him say.
A mother has a baby this we know is true.
But God can you be a mother when your baby’s not with you?
Yes you can, he replied with confidence in his voice.
I give many women babies, when they leave is not their choice.
Some I send for a lifetime, and others for a day,
and some I send to feel your womb but there’s no need to stay.
I just dont understand this God I want my baby to be here.
He took a deep breath and cleared his throat, and then I saw a tear.
I wish I could show you, what your child is doing today.
If you could see your child smile with all the other children and say…
We go to earth to learn our lessons, of love and life and fear.
My mommy loved me oh so much I got to come straight here.
I feel so lucky to have a Mom, who had so much love for me.
I learned my lessons very quickly my mommy set me free.
I miss my mommy oh so much, but I visit her every day,
and when she goes to sleep, on her pillows where I lay.
I stroke her hair and kiss her cheek, and whisper in her ear,
Mommy dont be sad today I’m your baby and I’m near.
So you see my dear sweet ones, your children are okay.
Your babies are born in my home, and this is where they’ll stay.
They’ll wait for you with me, until your lesson’s through.
And on the day you come home, they’ll be at the gates for you.
So now you see what makes a mother, it’s the feeling in your heart.
It’s the feelings you had so much of right from the very start.
Though some on earth may not realise you are a mother, until their time is done.
They’ll be up here with me one day and know you’re the best one!
– Author Unknown
Today, around the world, we recognise mothers who suffered a loss, or losses. Your strength is inspirational, and it saddens me that so many of us have experienced this heart ache. Today is about you. it is about us. Mother’s who have said goodbye to their children too soon.
Thank you to the lovely Carly Marie for providing these beautiful images for us to use, keep and share.
Carly Marie is currently offering half price off her new sunset butterfly photos.
Anyone from around the world can buy them, as they are emailed to you.
For a few more hours, they are only $7.50 (aus) to buy.
I love her art. I have about 7 different photos from her.
Follow this link to find out more and how to buy.
On Sunday May 4th, the lovely Carly Marie is hosting International Bereaved Mother’s Day. In the lead up to this day, you can take part in The Mother Hearts Project. Together we will celebrate ALL of the women in this world who have REAL Mother Hearts.
Click on this link below to find out all about this beautiful project of healing and recognition.
I hope this brings some peace to our hearts, and is a step forward in out grief journey.
I though I would share some blogs that I follow addressing miscarriages and TTC. I understand that not all of my followers share the same journey, however I thought it would be nice to link a few of us together, and support each other.
So check these lovely ladies out:
Tonight on The Project they featured a segment on families that suffer a miscarriage, or multiple miscarriages. I was unsure at first if I wanted to watch it, but I decided I needed to. The point was gently made, being that miscarriages are common, and painful in every way. There is no reason to keep this a taboo topic. I am a great believer in speaking out about this. It has changed my life. It has changed me.
Here is the link to the segment that was shown. For all my international followers, I apologize if this doesn’t work.
Let me know how you feel about it.
Photo Credits: Carly Marie