As soon as our children begin school, so does the tradition of sharing valentines and so, it is another holiday that reminds us of special times we’ve shared with our children and for those moms who have lost infants, it is a reminder of special times that will never be… Either way, the sense of overwhelming loss is once again thrust at us.
- Honor your Valentine’s Day traditions – do them in your children’s memory.
- Write them a valentine or note and save it in your memory box (if you’ve done this in the past, explore your memory box and enjoy the memories)
- Decorate and light a special candle in their honor
- Write them a note, put it in a balloon and send it off towards their new home in heaven
- Volunteer some time – whether it’s at a hospital, shelter, hospice, or food pantry-there’s no doubt that helping someone else can ease our pain
- Listen to their favorite songs
- Look back thru pictures or videos if you have them - it's okay to smile and it's okay to cry
- If your child was older, consider sharing the day with his or her young family, it might help you all as you share memories together
- Make your loved one’s favorite breakfast or dinner and enjoy it in their memory