Guest post by Tina Thurtel, Sands Queensland Committee President
My first Mother’s Day was brutal after my baby, Willow, died. My partner was thoughtful enough to include Willow’s name on my card. It was bittersweet. I felt like crying all day. Mother’s Day was no longer a happy day for me, it was a harsh reminder of all that I had lost. I couldn’t see that it was ever going to get any better.
We are still mothers and many of us mother our children who died, in a different way than if they were here with us. We want you to share with us how you mother your child. What do you do in their honour and to keep their memory alive?
This weekend we invite you to upload your photos and comments to our wall and please let us know if you are happy for us to repost and share your stories.
Please take a moment to watch this year’s tribute to the wonderful Mothers we are.