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How should i acknowledge my friends loss on mothers day?

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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.

MyNameIsKenAdams Sun 09-Mar-14 16:06:23

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

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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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