A Day to Remember Moments Lost to Bereaved Mothers

Bereaved mothers to be honoured as Mother’s Day approaches.
 
 
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EDMONTON, Alberta - April 29, 2014 - PRLog -- There is a particular grief inherent to the loss of a child, one that cannot be understood by those who have not experienced it. And as Mother’s Day approaches grieving parents are faced with a barrage of messages reminding them of all the moments lost to them forever. In advance of the holiday, May 4th will mark the fourth International Bereaved Mothers Day. Having lost her newborn son Zachary in 2010, artist and advocate Alexis Marie Chute is lending her support to help foster a virtual support network for the hundreds of thousands of mothers in mourning.

International Bereaved Mothers Day was spear-headed by blogger Carly Marie in 2010, after the stillbirth of her son, Christian. Numerous events will take place around the globe, and Alexis herself will be hosting a twitter conversation with the hashtag #stillamom throughout the day. Her blog continues to be a place where bereaved parents can share their experiences, but she hopes that the virtual event will help spark discussion on the impacts of child loss, as well as serve as a way for mothers to break away from the isolation they often feel.

“Many people are at a loss as to what to do or say around this time – as a society we don’t always know how to deal with the grief. So their instinct is to avoid the discussion altogether – which usually makes the person feel so much worse,” says Chute, whose blog, Wanted, Chosen, Planned has become a popular meeting place for those who have experienced the loss of a child.

Through her own grief journey, Alexis realized how much of an impact even the simplest of gestures had when she was negotiating through such a difficult time. So she has also designed a series of free digital cards that can be downloaded and shared.

“The reason for my involvement in the Day is two-fold. I wanted to give the friends and family of the bereaved a way of expressing their love and support, even if virtually. And I wanted to be able to open a dialogue amongst those of us who have lost a child and remind the world that were are still mothers – even if our children have left the earth.”

The downloadable images are available on Alexis’s site:http://wantedchosenplanned.com/index.php/archives/1240 She can be found on twitter @_Alexis_Marie and will be tweeting with the hashtag #stillamom throughout May 4th.

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