Mother's Day for Motherless Daughters Call
May 13, 2023
Mother's Day weekend can bring up all kinds of feelings for a woman whose mother has died: sadness, longing, anger, loneliness, confusion, hopelessness, and more. We make room for all of them each year on their annual Mother's Day for Motherless Daughters call. Please join Hope Edelman and Claire Bidwell Smith on Saturday,
May 13 at 1 PT/4 ET for a FREE, virtual Mother's Day weekend event for motherless daughters. Women worldwide will come together in sisterhood and solidarity for 60 minutes of discussion and Q&A, a toast to all your moms, and their signature Circle of Remembrance. This year's topic is "Connecting with the Mother Energy Inside You." Hope and Claire will share ideas for self-nurturing and hear from members of the larger community. Stay for an additional 30 minutes of open conversation at the end to connect with women of all ages and backgrounds who share this profound life experience! Last year's event brought nearly 500 women from dozens of countries onto the screen together. You'll be welcomed as part of a sisterhood no one wanted to join, yet one that can offer you comfort and support this holiday weekend. This event is free and open to women who lost a mother to death at
any age. If you can't make it, be sure to register anyway, as they will send out the replay within 24 hours of
the event. Register, and you'll receive information by email about how to join the event on May 13.
Sign up at at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mothers-day-for-motherless-daughters-2023-tickets-624530606857
International Bereaved Mother's Day Ceremony
Sunday, May 7, 2023, at 2:00 PM MDT
Join the International Bereaved Mother's Day Ceremony on Sunday, May 7, 2023, at 2:00 PM MDT to honor
Mothers who have experienced pregnancy, infant loss, and child loss hosted by Kelly Hurley. You are welcome
from wherever you are living, as all bereaved mothers will be honored through spoken word, ritual, and music.
Join the LIVE online broadcast through McPherson Funeral Services.
To watch the ceremony, please go to the www.mcphersonfh.com 'Home Page.'
To honor yourself as a loving mother or your beloved baby in the ceremony, please email
the first names to Kelly Hurley at firstname.lastname@example.org before May 5th.
4th Annual Bereaved Mother's Day Brunch & Conference: A Healing Collective
Sunday, May 7, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
At Terrace 167 in Richfield, WI
In-person & virtual options available.
Experience the transformational healing power of community at this annual brunch & conference
designed and created specifically for bereaved moms by a bereaved mom. Remember and honor your
child while honoring both your grief & life --- heart, mind, body & soul!
For more information, visit: www.bereavedtogether.org
USE CODE SOUL10 TO SAVE $10.00!
Beauty for Ashes Gathering 2022
Save the Date - October 1, 2022
October 1, 2022, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM CST
Hurst Conference Center, 1601 Campus Drive, Hurst, Texas 76054
Virtual Option is Available!
Gathering Hope is a collective experience for bereaved mothers, held each October to both
remember our children and honor our unique motherhood. As fellow survivors, they invite you to
join them for powerful speakers, uplifting worship, and a sacred, intimate atmosphere where you are
regarded as a truly honored guest. Inspired by Isaiah 61, we are excited to share this year’s theme,
BEAUTY FOR ASHES. "He has sent me to...bind up the brokenhearted...to comfort all who mourn...to give
them a crown of beauty in place of ashes..."Isaiah 61:1-3. Gathering Hope has hosted an annual
Gathering for miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss survivors since 2015.
This year, they are thrilled to announce that we have THREE different ways where you can
connect with the people who understand you most…other moms.
1. Their first ever FULL DAY CONFERENCE! You will experience worship, be encouraged
by guest speakers, intentionally connect with other women, attend breakout sessions,
meet with specially selected vendors and MORE.
2. Attend Gathering 2022 Virtually. You’ll be able to simultaneously view the worship
session, our speakers *and* gather in breakouts rooms with other attendees, just like
we do at our in-person Gathering.
3. Gather with other loss moms in your area. By streaming the Gathering 2022 worship & speaker
sessions and using the Leadership Kit as your guide, you’ll be empowered to host a Gathering!
How will YOU join them for Gathering 2022?
You matter, Mama. Your baby matters. Your story matters.
SAVE THE DATE and register at www.gatheringhope.org
Visit the Facebook Event at https://www.facebook.com/events/353153200036029
Mother's Day 2022
Mother's Day reminds some people of losses they don't often speak of, like death, separation, divorce,
infertility, illness, unfulfilled longing, disability, estrangement, neglect, rejection, abuse, and abandonment.
If this day is difficult for you, for any reason, be extra kind and soft with yourself. Sending lots of love
and wishes for a gentler Mother's Day than expected to all feeling tender from loss.
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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