Wednesday, May 5, 2010

International Babylost Mother's Day

International Babylost Mother’s Day is held the first Sunday of May. “On this special day in May we come together to celebrate our connection, our children and our hope for the future. IBMD is a day for love, peace, remembrance and recognition.”- Carly Marie Dudley founder of IBMD. It is also a special day for the moms who may have lost their only child. Their child may not be here with them but they will forever be mothers.

I was able to spend the day with two fellow mommies who I have met here in “blog world”. Kristin from Once A Mother & Stephanie form Carried Through Grief.


It was an amazing day. We shared our hearts, our daughters, our stories, our tears but mostly our laughter.

We had brunch at a lovely restaurant & Kristin had made the girls candles with their initials on them. They are so precious. We each brought a photo of our daughter & placed it in front of the candle. We stayed chatting there for over 3 hours. We had each brought a Mother’s Day gift for each other without discussing that ahead of time. Kristin’s was the beautiful candles & Stephanie had made a cd with songs that have helped her on this journey as well as a gift card in a handmade personalized envelope. I gave them an angel pin with their child’s birthstone on it. My husband & I each have one & they mean so much to us.


We then went on to do a balloon release at a park. Kristin had planned this out so thoughtfully. She had 5 balloons. One for each of our girls, one for all the baby loss mother’s & one for all the children gone too soon. She also had ordered a beautiful butterfly. We wrote special messages to our daughter’s, for the moms & I wrote a special one to all the children.





Kristin spoke a few beautiful words & then we released the balloons. We watched as they faded out of sight.



I imagine our little girl’s receiving their balloons with such excitement.

We then went on to take a walk by a river. Our connection was instant & there was not one awkward moment of silence. I felt like I had known these two ladies my entire life. After the walk we stayed chatting until about 8 pm.

I am so grateful for such a special day & that these two women have been brought into my life. Some more beauty from pain.
 
I am already looking forward to next year’s.
 

9 comments:

Triumph said...

Beatiful.......

Jen said...

so glad you gals were able to get together..xo

Lisette said...

I just love these pictures. Thank you for thinking of all of us and our angel's.

With Out My Punkin said...

Love the pictures, so glad that you ladies got together! Thank you for thinking of all of us and our babies!

Jill said...

What a lovely day! Happy you were able to connect with these beautiful moms. Love the pictures.

Once A Mother said...

reading this was like being there again :) it was such a beautiful day. I wore my pin proudly today. :)

Cristin said...

I'm so glad you had some kindred hearts to spend the day with. I think of you often. I think of Janessa often.

Jessica said...

I met Jill in VT and meeting mommas from our blogverse is absolutely amazing!! We know so much about each other already without being around each other at all. I always say that we know more about each other's thoughts and feelings then those who know us in real life. *hugs*

I am so glad you had such a wonderful day with some special ladies.

Holly said...

I'm so glad you got to meet up with such lovely mommies!

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