Mother’s Day Grief
- Dr Gemma Gladstone
- May 15, 2018
This Mother’s Day we are thinking of all our clients, friends and family and all women affected by Mother’s Day in one way or another. We know that Mother’s Day can be bitter-sweet. It can be a day of happy, contented togetherness for many and a day of loss, sadness or regret for many others.
For those that can enjoy their Mothers presence on Mother’s Day.
For those that have lost their loving and kind Mother and can seek comfort in her memory on Mother’s Day.
For those who have lost their Mother so early in life that they cannot remember her love, her face or her touch.
For those Mother’s who have lost their children and feel the raw sorrow & pain of their absence every single day and especially on Mother’s Day.
For those women who have difficult mother-daughter relationships or are estranged from each other.
For those who are separated from their Mothers or children on Mother’s Day through distance or others means.
For those whose Mother’s could not meet their needs when they were small and were denied the necessity of a Mother’s love.
For those women who have yearned to be Mother’s but whose life’s circumstances bluntly removed those opportunities.
For those desperately on the journey of trying to have children but encounter obstacle after obstacle.
For all those Motherless Mothers who feel the pang of grief every time they see a Grandmother enjoying her Grandchild.
Be kind to yourself this Mother’s Day.
Whether you feel the ‘presence of absence’ or the ‘absence of presence’ on Mother’s Day, we hope that you can meet your own loss with tender compassion.
The Good Mood Clinic