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“I Have Held My Dead Son’s Body & Ordered God to Bring Him Back”: Grieving Mom Begs Parents to Hold Their Children Tighter

I have kissed a corpse over and over and wept as I traced over every feature of his ice-cold face and held his still dimpled, but lifeless hands.

I have slept in a cemetery just to try and take one more nap with him. I talk to the dirt. To the ground where he lies with his lovey blanket and his Avengers outfit.


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And what I want to say (if you’ve read this far, you’re so patient and so kind) is this. And you can share it with any mama you know.

Maybe finishing broccoli at dinner isn’t as important as we might think. Watch how your children eat, soak in their hatred for corn (oh, how Titus hated corn). Maybe they can still have ice cream, even just sometimes, while those veggies still sit on their plate.

Learn to pretend. Get into their world. Learn to play Xbox with them. Embrace their beautiful, fleeting imagination. Let them really believe they are Captain America or Queen Elsa. Get in their mind, see how they tick. The dishes will still be there.

Take every hug and kiss they bring you, even the twenty-fifth one they use just to get out of bed at night. And really squeeze them.

Stop and look at the bugs, the rocks, the sticks, the sunset. Slow down mama, slow down.

Tell them you love them. But look in their eyes and say it like you mean it. Tell them they can do anything, anything they set their mind to.

Yes, we must hold them accountable but sometimes maybe grace is the answer. Maybe, just maybe, they won’t end up ruined if we let some things slide.

Never judge another mama. We don’t know the whole story, we don’t know. We just don’t know.

Go hug your babies right now. Soak in their smell, look at the innocent sparkle in their eyes that is lost somewhere between childhood and adulthood. Really feel how they squeeze you. Set down your phone and see them through the lens of your eyes, not only the lens of your camera. Remember the feeling of their head on your shoulder, their hand in yours, their sloppy kisses on your cheeks. Nurse them one more time. Sleep is overrated. Listen five minutes longer about Star Wars, Minecraft, and Disney princesses.

Mamas, hold your children tight. How blessed you are to have been entrusted with such unique, beautiful, tiny humans.

From my heart to yours.”

**This post was written by Ashley Grimm and appeared on the Love What Matters Facebook page, published here with permission.  

Toddler is Sick With Mystery Illness for 3 Months When Doctors Finally Discover What’s Lodged in Her Nose

A mom from the UK is sharing her story after her toddler suffered for three months with a mystery illness caused by an object unknowingly lodged in her nose.

Candace Cameron Bure’s Dreamy Family Vacation in Italy: ‘Take Me Back’

Candace Cameron Bure, loved for her roles on "Full House" and "Fuller House," recently took to Instagram to reminisce about her family's dream summer vacation in Italy.

Chip and Joanna Gaines: 11 Godly Secrets to an Epic Marriage and Family

Chip and Joanna Gaines are teaching us important lessons about marriage and family as they walk away from their HGTV show for the sake of their family.