Sunday, May 11, 2014

Honoring Babyloss Mothers Project - Mother's Day


Today is Mother’s Day. For many women, it’s a day that’s not at all how it should be. Before you read today’s letters, please take a moment to hold in your heart, all the women trying to survive this day without one or more of their children.


*If you are a loss mom, please be sure to read to the end. There's a special letter, just for you <3.

For this project, we have been posting notes and letters to babyloss mothers, written by the friends and family who love them. Learn about it HERE. Each day, we’ve posted more of the letters we’ve received for these beautiful mamas.

If you just learned of this project, you can always participate by simply commenting below with a note to the special loss mama in your life. Be sure to let her know where she can find your note!

To read all the letters, click HERE.
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To Dorothy Fernandez, Mother to Christian and Savannah
(Submitted by Priscilla Fernandez)

To my courageous and beautiful daughter. How I wish to have had the power to take away your pain and sorrow. How happy and elated were you the day you told us you were pregnant. How we shop for maternity clothes and plan for what was not meant to be. I wish you never had to break the news that your baby boy Christian was miscarriage. I remember like it was yesterday. Your anguish and desperation when they told you Savannah Rose your baby girl was Very sick. I will never forget the long and many hours your had to endure to come home empty handed.
My sweet baby girl you have suffered so much thought out your life. You still take time to console and help everyone around you. People only see your smile but not too many get to see the sadness you hide. Happy Mother's Day, yes you are also a mom to two beautiful angels.

I love and admire you, and I’m so proud to be your mom.

To Katherine Bisluig, Mother to a Special Baby Boy
(Submitted by Priscilla Fernandez)

To my granddaughter,
You are so young and have sufferer so much. My heart breaks every time I remember you got to hold your baby boy for such little time. So sorry I was not near you to hold you while you cry. You were so strong when you dress him to put him to rest. My sweet great grandson.
I know he is looking down from heaven so happy to have had you as his mom.
He will never forget like you will never forget him.
Happy Mother's Day my baby girl.

Love you more each day.

To Michelle Williams, Mother to Sawyer
(Submitted by Jen DeBouver)

Michelle, I have really enjoyed having you as a friend and as an inspiration in my life and I look forward to getting to know you more as we go on our Mended Little Heart’s ventures and grow our Angel’s program. I am so happy that our boys brought us into each other’s life. I wish you a very special Mother’s Day.

To Kris Richardson, Mother to Milo
(Submitted by Jen DeBouver)

Kris, it really has been a pleasure to have you as a new friend. Our loss is something that not everyone can understand and it’s nice that we can lean on each other for support. You are a strong, amazing mother and Milo would be so proud of you. I am wishing you a peaceful and very special Mother’s Day!

To Kristine Brite McCormick, Mother to Cora
(Submitted by Jen DeBouver)

Kristine, you are such an inspiration for all the things that you do in Cora’s memory and the fight you had to make changes all because of her. You and Cora have made such an amazing difference in the CHD World. I know that Cora would be very proud of you and continues to be proud. I hope that you have a peaceful and special Mother’s Day!

To Francesca Cox, Mother to Jenna Belle
(Submitted by Jen DeBouver)

Although I have never met you, I have been so inspired by all that you have done in the baby loss community and even in your new venture with Wildfeathers Vintage. I love seeing your daily photos to see what new inspiring things you are up to. I always try to be as inspiring to other baby loss moms as you have been to me so thank you for setting such a great example. Loss isn’t easy especially our kind of loss so thank you for showing us that we can all do amazing things in memory of our children. I am wishing you a very special and peaceful Mother’s Day!

To Carly Marie Dudley, Mother to Christian
(Submitted by Jen DeBouver)

Although I have never met you, I have been so inspired by all that you have done in the baby loss community and continue to do. I love seeing your daily photos to see what new inspiring things you are up to. I always try to be as inspiring to other baby loss moms as you have been to me so thank you for setting such a great example. Loss isn’t easy especially our kind of loss so thank you for showing us that we can all do amazing things in memory of our children. All your challenges and projects have really made a difference in getting through my grief and I really enjoy doing them. I am wishing you a very special and peaceful Mother’s Day!


To You, the Most Brave and Beautiful Mother I Know
By RaeAnne Fredrickson, Mother to Samuel Evan, creator of All That Love Can Do

Beautiful mama,
I know how hard today is for you. It’s so far from what it should be for you and my heart aches that your arms are not full, as they should be. I wish more than anything the world could be put right and your baby returned to you. Please, always remember, you are brave. You are beautiful. You are the best mother there is. You did everything a mother could possibly do for her baby and it’s not your fault that death is a thief. You are amazing.

Today, on this very hard day of triggers and reminders, please be extra gentle with yourself. You deserve just as much – really, more – love, respect, and admiration as every mother. You deserve to be honored and so that’s why I’m writing this to YOU. All your baby knew of this life was love. That makes you the best mother there is.

I know it’s not happy, so instead I’ll wish you LOVE, PEACE, and REST this Mother’s Day. You are a beautiful mother <3

Love,

RaeAnne

2 comments:

emathews said...

ReaAnne and all baby loss moms, I thank you for all you do. We are connected through our losses and admire your strength and courage and love. We are mothers and should be honored. I hope today is peaceful and kind and surrounded in support and love. ��

Franchesca said...

I am lost for words, thank you so much RaeAnne for orchestrating this beautiful project. I am so sorry I am just seeing this. Thank you for all that you do for this community. I hope Mother's day and the days leading up to this bittersweet day was filled with so much peace and love. You are a beautiful mother.

And Jen! You are pure sweetness, I am so humbled by your words and honestly do not feel worthy. Thank you for your love you just poured out and for encouraging me tonight.

xoxo Franchesca

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