International Bereaved Mother’s Day

This year International Bereaved Mother’s Day will be celebrated on Sunday, May 1, 2022.

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.

The History Of Mother’s Day

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.

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 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 1, 2022, 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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2022-05-11T14:17:09+00:00May 1st, 2022|Families, Parents|2 Comments


  1. Raquel Martinez May 1, 2022 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    This article made me cry to know there is such a day for Mothers like myself that Lost my Angel September 30th, 2018😥 I am heartbroken til this day and will Forever keep my son in my heart and soul💚 unfortunately on March 28th 2021 My daughter delivered a stillborn which would of been my first grand baby, the story goes on September 1st 2021 ,l also lost my mama, she was a Loving mother and was only 65yrs. Old. I share my story because it gets hard when days of celebrations come up and it feels Good to talk about it to people who care and will listen. Thank You and God Bless!

  2. Lynne Edwards May 2, 2022 at 10:57 am - Reply

    We gave birth to a healthy little boy March 7, 1992. He grew and gave joy to all who knew him. We knew her son had musical talent but never knew what a great extent but always nurtured him in that area.
    Or sun soon with click a trumpet Ryan, he joined many groups even as young as at the age of seven and by the time he was nine years, he was performing all over including Carnegie Hall, South Korea, Canada, etc. due to his musical talents, he was given a musical scholarship which took him through his undergraduate degree from that, he decided he wanted to become an attorney and so he began the road to law school.
    Our son graduated from law school when he was 25 years of age however, he was unable to take the bar exam due to Covid. Covid brought our son back to our home so that we could enjoy him the last year of his life or so. Our son contracted Covid in February 2021 and within approximately three weeks, we saw beautiful healthy young man ready to win enjoy the fruits of his labor, get married, by his first house, have babies and enjoy life fighting for it on life-support in ICU. We lost our only baby five days before his 29th birthday, on March 2, 2021. My husband and I are lives have been changed forever and I wake up throughout the night many times trying to understand why his life was taken after he had worked so hard to finally see a time where he could enjoy it. Throughout the day I want you to the house looking for pictures or something that will remind me of our baby boy and cling to his life but I know he’s not here this event has been the worst nightmare a mother could ever dream of and I long for a child every day. The worst day definitely is Mother’s Day because I a Forgotten Mother.
    I wanted to win and remember our son this past year for his anniversary and became a CASA Volunteer giving voice to children that do not have one. This has helped me on my road to watch people want to call recovery which I call a bandage this is better I’m not doing anything at all. I want to remember a precious boy by giving back to children as I always have so every time I spend a little time with my child or children with CASA, this helps them and helps me. Happy Mother’s Day to all the women who have lost a child or children

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