Tribute to the Mothers of September 11th


“At our best, we turn inspiration into mobilization and fill a void for another woman who needs some extra support.” 
-Meredith Tedford, Publisher of Fans of Being a Mom


“A larger than they can imagine community of mothers holds them. While they hold their children, the memories, the history, themselves together, WE HOLD THEM.” 
-Elke Govertsen, Owner/Publisher at Mamalode


Click here to view the People Magazine article.

Join Us in Writing a Card!

 September 11, 2011

While standing in the checkout line at the grocery store last week, the cover of People Magazine caught my eye. It was the 9/11 tribute to the 10 mothers who were pregnant and lost their husbands in the attacks. I curled up that night in bed, after tucking in my own girls, and read their stories. I wept for the mother who felt so lonely giving birth to her daughter without her husband’s hand to hold, and another mother who had tears streaming down her face while changing her newborn baby’s diaper mourning that her husband wasn’t there with them. I said a silent prayer for them, and felt overwhelming gratitude that my husband is alive with me to raise our family together and that our daughters have the fortune to grow up with their father.

As I watched the 9/11 10th Anniversary coverage this morning, my mind wandered. As mothers, a special silent bond of understanding connects us all. Perhaps we could show our sympathy for their loss and support them by letting them know there are mothers around the country who have them in their thoughts.

I thought to myself, “How amazing if the members of all the Moms for Moms Communities sites joined together to write cards to these 10 mothers?”

I am going to a write a card to the two mothers whose stories touched me the most, and I invite each of you to do the same. Then collectively, as an extended family of mothers, we can send our letters to raise their spirits.

If you would like to write a letter

If you would like to participate, you can click the link above to read the article and write your card(s) to a specific mother whose story touches you. Seal the envelope(s) and write only their name on the outside. Place your letter(s) in a larger envelope and mail them to me at:

PO Box 298

Carbondale, CO 81623

I will collect all the letters (keeping them sealed and confidential) and mail them together to each mother.


Janine Cuthbertson

Founder, Moms for Moms Communities



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