Lindsey’s Mothers Day Message

02 May 2017 by Krystal Barter

Lindsey’s Mothers Day Message

Mother’s Day can be one of mixed emotions, excitement from the children, who go to lots of trouble to make something special to say how much they love you. With the downside is that you don’t have that special person in your life to share this with. With the mass advertising and build up to this day every year, it can be very overwhelming and at times you just want to run away and hide.

Watching your own children grow up, it brings the reality of your loss close to home. When you see pretty photos of families with three or more generations, and you know that is something you are not able to do, it eats at your heart, no matter how hard you try not to let it affect you.

Watching your children grow up without their grandmother is hard enough, but not having your mother there to be with you, to support you and guide you is never easy.

Pink Hope’s Mothers Day message this year is one of kindness, empathy and understanding for how hard “Mothers Day” can be for some in our community.

Meet our ambassador Lindsey who has very graciously shared her story with us.

I was 8 years old when my mum passed away from breast cancer, she was in her 30’s, and we were both far too young. For many years Mother’s Day was something I avoided, I had an empty feeling in my life that nothing would fill. I often felt that she was looking down on me as I grew up, got married and had my children. My husband reminded me when we had our first child, “Your mother would have been so proud of you.” Since having my children, Mother’s Day has become a day of celebration and has a new meaning for me. No one will ever replace my mum, but being a mum is so special, that it needs to be celebrated.

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