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Silently Grieving


While Mother's Day is meant to be a celebratory day for all the Mothers out there; for some, it brings relentless tears of grief.


So many Mothers give their all, each and every day. Your nurturing and loving ways are beyond measure, and you are definitely celebrated and honored. But warm thoughts go to those experiencing an especially painful Mother's Day this year; this post is dedicated to you.


To those who cannot see your mother or children on this day due to COVID-19, know that love

pierces through any barrier and your pain and love are honored.

To all who have lost their mother and this day brings nothing but heartache and loneliness; your pain

and love are honored.

To those who have estranged relationships and mourn the mother or relationship they did not get to

have; your pain and love are honored.

To those who've lost a grandmother, including the grandmother whose role was more that of a

"mom"; your pain and love are honored.

To the step mothers and aunts who put love and energy into what you do without recognition; your

pain and love are honored.

To all the women who have suffered in silence because you have not yet been able to conceive; your

pain and love are honored.

To those who have lost babies to miscarriages, ectopic pregnancies, still born, or in other ways; your

pain and love are honored.

To the mothers who have lost an older child; your pain, and love are honored.


May all of you who mourn please treat yourselves gently with the rise and fall of the waves of grief this Mother's Day and beyond. Should the tidal wave of emotions knock you over with tumultuous power, please reach out to a professional so you can be accompanied by a companion on your journey with grief.


You don't have to suffer in silence any more. We grieve because we love, and love will always endure.


Teresa Jacobson is a Doctor of Behavioral Health and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor who is certified in Traumatic Grief Counseling, Anxiety & Telahealth. She can be reached at teresa@jacobsoncounseling.org or (513) 234-9184.







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