How should i acknowledge my friends loss on mothers day?

(10 Posts)
Blarblarblar Sun 09-Mar-14 16:03:14

My oldest and dearest friends wee boy was stillborn nearly 6months ago, she is obviously heart broken. I know mothers day is hallmark holiday to a lot of people but I feel like I should acknowledge that, even though he isn't with us physically I still know she is a mum. I just don't know what to do. Is a card ok or cheesy just saying I'm thinking of her and him and sending my love. We don't live near each other anymore but we talk weekly so I can't just pop round. We talk of him often. I also considered getting an engraved box to keep his ashes in but wasnt sure if that would over step. Any advice opinions welcome.

Kewcumber Sun 09-Mar-14 16:06:09

Does she have photos? How about a photo frame with his name on it? And a simple card saying "thinking of you and your lovely boy on Mothers day" or something like that?

Personally I wouldn;t go for a box for ashes simply because they may already have some plans. I'm sure other people who have been in her position would be able to give you better advice.

I would just send a little text "thinking of you xx"

That way she can acknowledge if she feels up to it or ignore in the politest way.

Tbh its good of you to remember. I dont know how many people will think.

starfishmummy Sun 09-Mar-14 16:16:50

Whlie it is lovely of you to remember, and to think of her, I do think that actually doing anything to mark the day is best left to her and her oh. A simple text like Mynameiskenadams suggests is probably enough.

Blarblarblar Sun 09-Mar-14 16:18:58

Thanks ladies, I like the picture frame idea. I know she is very keen not to create a shrine but she could put his foot prints or hand prints in it or do nothing with it.

AugustRose Fri 21-Mar-14 09:01:45

I have other children but the son I lost is never remember on mother's day so any card or message that acknowledges her as a mum to her precious baby boy will be appreciated. I think she will have her own ideas for his ashes and that is a very personal thing so just letting her know you have remembered will be enough. It is a lovely that you want to help her as many will not.

LondonForTheWeekend Sun 23-Mar-14 18:55:21

I texted my friend on the Mother's Day after her son died- just a simple 'we're thinking of you' type thing.

everlong Sun 23-Mar-14 19:29:28

Your kindness and thoughtfulness is touching.
A card is a good idea, it is enough to tell her that you remember her precious son.

t875 Mon 24-Mar-14 07:31:34

A card saying thinking of you or like the others said a text x

ShoeWhore Mon 24-Mar-14 07:34:19

A card or a text would be perfect.

I think the box is too personal.

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