International Bereaved Mother’s Day

This year International Bereaved Mother’s Day will be celebrated on Sunday, May 2, 2021.

Mother’s Day is a day of the year that we come together to celebrate all the mothers around the world. It’s a day that is supposed to bring joy, recognition, love, and appreciation to these incredible women that do so much for humanity. 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.


American, Anna Jarvis, founded the official Mother’s Day in 1908 to honor 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 somewhat lost and is now what some would describe as a commercialized mess that large companies make millions of dollars from. The worst thing is that bereaved mothers are usually completely forgotten.

Mother’s Day was created in honor of a bereaved mother. It’s 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.


In 2010, I felt drawn to create International Bereaved Mother’s Day to help heal hurting Mother Hearts. International Bereaved Mother’s Day is a temporary movement. It is a heart-centered attempt at healing the official Mother’s Day. 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 change hearts and lives. The official Project Launches this week.

On Sunday, May 2, 2021, get together with your closest friends and family and celebrate your beautiful Mother Heart. Celebrate your babies and children. Let’s speak about the true meaning of Mother’s Day. Let us start some healing conversations.

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2021-05-04T18:16:41+00:00May 2nd, 2021|Families, NILMDTS News, Parents|19 Comments


  1. Jessica Payne May 3, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    Rachel Hall
    Son Kenneth Jay Hall

    • Steven Mock May 3, 2020 at 8:13 pm

      Michelle Mock
      Son, Mason Lane Mock

  2. janell May 3, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    kellie Peaslee

    son gabriel

  3. Steven A Mock May 3, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    Michelle Mock
    Son, Mason Lane Mock

  4. Steven Mock May 3, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    Michelle Mock
    Son, Mason Lane Mock

  5. Brenda Marti May 3, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    Erika L. Adames
    Daughter: Deandra L. Adames

  6. Annmarie camacho May 4, 2020 at 12:47 am

    I lost my first born on Feb.25 2014 he was born@ 2:30 am and lived an hour we named him Jacob i now have 2 boys a 2 year old and an 11 month old my heart brakes every day

    • victoria July 11, 2020 at 4:43 am

      That’s heartbreaking 🙁

  7. Gail Hillyer May 4, 2020 at 4:29 am

    Gail Hillyer
    Daughter Theresa Gail

  8. Sinda Carson May 4, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    My son Raymond although he was 30 years old

    2/3/82- 10/5/12

    the hurt is the same, miss and Love you

  9. Laura Stone May 4, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    Laura Stone first born would be 30 this year. Lost him at 4 1/2 months. 3 years later after trying and trying we got pregnant 2 more times and lost both at 4 months. My last try was bedridden except to go to the bathroom. Doctor said if we can make it to 5 months we might be out of the woods. 4 1/2 months saw a tiny drop of blood doctor said it waa fine. Tests came back positive. 5 months wwnt for an ultraaound and 4 hours later and one ultrasound tech and 3 doctors ans one more tech they told me the heartbeats were mine and my body had already miscarried last month but my body was still acting like i was pregnant. I have 4 angels i never got to meet. Never was able to have kids after that. I hold mothers day a very special day. For my mother and myself.

  10. Lorraine May 4, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    Lorraine Limón
    Firstborn son, Christopher Limón 😢

  11. Lorraine May 4, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    Lorraine Limón
    Firstborn son ~Christopher Limón 😢

  12. Amy May 4, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    I lost my son Alexander when I was 30 weeks. I have not been able to get pregnant and its been 8 years. Maybe it’s just me I don’t know

  13. Laurie Kurlin May 5, 2020 at 2:20 am

    Son, Thomas Mitchell Kurlin Jr. born January 10, 1998 forever in our hearts. Thomas looked just like his father, we love him and will see him again one day.

  14. Janice Gravenmier May 5, 2020 at 5:46 am

    Victoria Gravenmier lost her precious daughter Jerri Marie Gravenmier 06/29/13 I hope that’s the right year

  15. Jean Alcala-Baxter May 6, 2020 at 12:24 am

    I lost my 1st born son Ryan back in 1987. Things were so different back then. I am so happy that this site exists for all women who have lived through such a tough loss in life.
    Ryan will forever be in my heart ❤️

  16. Francois May 10, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    Dorothy was born on 3 May 1932. She and her husband, Tobie, lost three of their four sons, their: youngest, Willie, aged 21 months during 1961, second eldest, Chris, aged 23 during 1980 and eldest, Johan, aged 40 during 1995. The loss of their three sons stayed with Dorothy and Tobie during their whole lives until 2014 and 2017. They believed they will be reunited, as do I. In loving memory. Fourth son.

  17. Pamela Smith May 2, 2021 at 8:38 pm

    My Beautiful Son and only child Evin Andrew Smith.

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