3 Miscarriage Gift Ideas For Grieving Moms on Valentine’s Day
When every holiday reminds your loved one about what they’ve lost, you want to help. You wish you had the perfect words to say or knew what to do to ease their pain and heal their hearts.
Perhaps there are some wounds that are beyond us. The best we may be able to do is shower them with love and a show of support.
With Valentine’s Day, a mother who has lost a child may feel pain at all the little children dressed up in hearts and hair ribbons. If she lost her child at this time of year, this holiday might be particularly difficult, or the day may just be difficult because all holidays can be hard.
Acknowledging her loss is a start. So often people don’t say anything because it feels like it’s impossible to try without making it worse.
A small gift can be an ideal gesture to show that you care and aren’t ignoring her sorrow. Here are some suggestions to help you get started.
1. Comfort Box
You can find wonderful gifts for mothers who lost a baby at laurelbox. Their curated “Journey of Grief” box is especially tender. There is a gift for seven days inside the box, carefully chosen by a mother who suffered the loss of her son and includes a letter from her explaining her choices.
According to the website, “this laurelbox is especially meaningful, as it includes a special letter written from Brittney to the grieving mama who receives these items. It’s an intimate and loving gift to give to any woman who has lost a precious one.”
2. Name a Star
It is traditional to light a candle in remembrance of those we’ve lost. Instead of a candle, consider naming a star after the child. A light that will burn much longer than any simple flame has a lovely meaning. Stars are also known for their light still shining to the earth long after they themselves are gone.
Go to your local nursery and pick an evergreen tree to plant in remembrance of the little soul. There is something meaningful about a tree that never loses its leaves but is an ever-living presence. Make sure you get plenty of advice and help from an expert so the tree will flourish.
A gift of remembrance for the bereaved mother is a great kindness. With a miscarriage, there is normally no funeral or ceremony to give her closure and a place to visit. Without a marker to care for and to decorate with flowers, her grief might feel especially invisible and isolating.
A loving gesture shows that you do care and that her grief isn’t invisible to you. Your support during a difficult time can be more meaningful than you can imagine.