This Mothers Day, Angel Soft has asked me to think about strength and softness in a series of sponsored posts. I already shared some of my thoughts on what makes a mother. And when I think of the word mother in relation to my own mom, all I can think of is the word strength. This Mother’s day will the second Mother’s Day for my mom since my sister passed away. Watching her journey through the loss of a child has had a very strong impact on me.
There are so many mothers in this world who have to face quiet struggles with amazing strength.
Mothers Day Strength
While Mother’s Day is a day of celebration for many, in our home it’s also a day that can be tough. It is a huge blessing to have Grambo living with us. W brings her great joy and has helped her through some of the darkest days of our recent lives. He has done the same for me. But holidays can be a big challenge.
And as the special day approaches, I cannot help but think of the strength of mothers who have lost a child. I admire them and their strength to go on through one of the most challenging things a woman can face. I cannot even begin to imagine the heartache and the pain that they feel. To see some of the women in my life go through these challenges and face each day with courage, strength, and a desire to make a difference in the world is one of the most amazing things.
It inspires me to be a better mother and be a better person.
One thing I have learned about living with someone going through loss is that there are definitely ways to help them. Sometimes I just have to have the strength to be a shoulder to cry on or offer the softness of a hug to remind my mom that I’m still here. Sometimes I have to find the strength to live our memories together as we celebrate the life we miss.
There are ways to help support mothers who are grieving on special days like Mother’s Day:
- Continue to celebrate the day! Show her appreciation and let her feel the love of the family members around her!
- Help them to focus on their families and the dependents they may still have. Help cover their commitments because the stress can be exhausting when also handling some heavy emotions.
- Celebrate the memories of the lost child by listening to the stories she might want to tell.
- Encourage her to be attentive to her physical needs. Grief is physically and emotionally exhausting.
I have found that in our house, the best way to make it through rough days is by taking time to care for ourselves. Spending time together is the way we grow stronger together and walk through each day of our grief.
We plan to spend a lot of time together this Mother’s Day weekend. Actually, some retail therapy is on the schedule. Grambo and I are both excited!
What makes you strong as a mom?
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Angel Soft. I was compensated for this post however all thoughts and experiences are my own.