Saturday, May 07, 2016

Mothers Day After Loss

Mother’s Day is tomorrow and while I love the holiday it has never been something my husband puts a lot of thought into. Every couple of years my son and I share the day as he was born on Mother's Day. This Mother's Day I will be thinking about a mom in town who buried her son yesterday. I don't know her but I know him and many members of his family. Based on how I am feeling at this tragic loss I can only imagine what she is going through.  For her and many moms this holiday isn't an easy one which is why I want to mention a new book called Falling Up: A Memoir of Renewal by  Dr. Louise Stanger – a clinical social worker, professor, author, and intervention specialist for more than 30 years – has personal and professional experience on being a single mother, widow, and losing a child. 
Her husband died suddenly when she was in her forties, leaving her alone to parent her three daughters.  This came after her son passed away from SIDS – an excruciating loss.  Nevertheless, she persevered through these incredible hardships and went on to make her life’s work about helping others.  


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