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International Bereaved Mothers Day
May 7th, 2017
Mothers Day is a day when children honor their mother and mothers honor each other. It is a joyous day that women around the world celebrate together and enjoy each other.
International Bereaved Mother's Day is a day for mothers to honor theirselves and their children who aren't physically here. 1 in 4 women survive pregnancy loss and a large percentage of them do not go on to talk about it - let's change this.
At Diary of a Hopeful Woman, we encourage survivors of Pregnancy and Infant Loss to come together and share their experiences. We invite all of you to share your stories and join us on May 7th to honor yourselves and your angel babies.
An article written by CarlyMarie:
Mother’s Day is a day of the year that we come together to celebrate all mothers around the world. It’s a day that is intended to bring joy, recognition, love and appreciation to these incredible women that do so much for humanity. However, if you have experienced the death of one or more of your children, struggle to conceive a child or are unable to fall pregnant at all, this day can often bring up feelings of isolation, unworthiness, pain and sadness. Much of society has forgotten the true meaning of Mother’s Day and fails to support and recognize all true mothers.
THE HISTORY OF MOTHER’S DAY
American, Anna Jarvis, founded the official Mother’s Day in 1908 to honour her own mother, Ann. Ann Jarvis gave birth to around a dozen children. Only 4 survived to grow into adults. Most of her children who died, passed away from diseases such as the measles and typhoid fever. The history of this Mother’s Day is fascinating. With such heartfelt and meaningful roots, it is devastating to see how through the years, the true meaning of mother’s day has been some what lost and is now what some would describe as a commercialized card company event that people make millions of dollars from. The worst thing is that bereaved mothers are usually completely forgotten.
Mother’s Day was created in honour of a bereaved mother so we believe it is time to take this day back to its roots. For us to educate the rest of society on the true meaning of Mother’s Day, we must use our voices. We become mothers the very moment that we open our hearts to the idea of conceiving a child. Let us remind people of this truth.
ABOUT INTERNATIONAL BEREAVED MOTHER’S DAY
In 2010, I felt drawn to create International Bereaved Mother’s Day to help heal hurting Mother Hearts. International Bereaved Mother’s Day is intended to be a temporary movement. It is a heart centered attempt at healing the official Mother’s Day for all mothers. I believe that we can do this and that sometime in the near future there will be no need for this day at all because all true mothers will be recognized, loved, supported and celebrated. This year’s Mother Hearts Project is set to open peoples eyes as to what it is like to live as a bereaved mother.
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