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Coping with grief on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a day of celebration for many. For those grieving the loss of a mother, the day can come with an overwhelming mix of emotions.  

Grieving is an ongoing process which can come with many hurdles, especially on significant days like birthdays or Mother’s Day. These special occasions can evoke feelings like sadness, loneliness or even anger.

Finding a new meaning to Mother’s Day

It can be difficult to get through special days like Mother’s Day. It can assist to find a new way to celebrate and honour your mother to bring meaning to the significant day.

Connecting with your mother’s memory: Spend time at a special place that makes you feel closer to your mum. This could be a café you regularly visited, her favourite spot in the garden or her resting place.

Reflect on happy memories: Looking back on old photos or videos of your mum can help spark the happy memories you had together. This could include watching the photo tribute presentation from her funeral service.

Do your mum’s favourite things: Spend the day doing your mum’s favourite things can make you feel closer to her. This could be eating her favourite meal, watching her favourite movie or visiting her favourite place. Whatever you do, allow yourself to enjoy the moments, just like your mum would have.

Write her a letter: Writing a letter to update your mum on your life can be therapeutic and continue that bond you had with her.

Whatever you decide to do to celebrate your mother, remember to be gentle with yourself and spend time with people who understand how you feel.


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