Did you know today is International Bereaved Mother’s Day. The Sunday before Mother’s Day was honored for mothers who have had to say goodbye to their children too soon. It was founded by Carlie Marie in 2010 for us moms who have lost our precious ones to remember, to cherish and honor a day just for us. Grieving a child is no pain I would want anyone to feel but the truth is many moms have experienced this unimaginable loss such as myself.
I was never ready for her to leave. I was never ready for her to be in the arms of Jesus before I was. I was never ready for my heart to be broken and my soul to feel completely lost. When you lose a baby you also lose all of the years that could have come. The first tooth lost, the birthdays that were to be celebrated, the first day of school, so many firsts and other milestones that are celebrated.
My heart is with all of your precious mamas today. You are brave. You are courageous. You are a mother. I honor you. I respect you. I admire you.
To my daughter Payton.
Payton Riley Brown 3-16-06