To the women whose babies lived for just a precious handful of not-enough days . . .
To the women whom SIDS visited . . .
To the women whose children cancer or accident or ailment claimed . . .
To the women who lost teenagers just as they ventured toward adulthood . . .
To the women who outlive their adult children . . .
To the women who desperately want children, but grapple with infertility . . .
To the women who long to mother, but whose life circumstances have conspired to leave childless . . .
You ARE a beautiful mother. Believe it.
Wishing you all a blessed International Bereaved Mother's Day.