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  • Writer's pictureTanya Mathison

The Grief Basket: A Journey of Emotions for Sweet Mommas

Updated: Oct 24, 2023


Hello Sweet Mommas it's Tanya Mathison here with Rebuild Beautiful Coaching. I just wanted to do a little bit of housekeeping before we begin, to let you know that I do have a Freebie Journal to help guide you through the day to day, Munday of of life. To help you get back into your body, to give yourself permission to feel what you need to feel, write down what needs to be written, write down what you're thinking. It's helpful to just have one piece of paper to jot down your notes on it as they come. Sometimes it's hard to set time in the morning or in the evening, but this is just a park that you can leave out and come back to. There's a specific word that you will be focusing on each day and you just tap back into the paper to make note of what you are feeling, thinking what's coming up for you, perhaps what type of PQ grounding reflection were you able to do. Taking note we're you able to connect with yourself instead of pushing yourself off to the side. So I have this Freebie Journal that you can go and download. It's at my website: Go get that Today! It will bless your days and help it to be separate from yesterday and different today, so you don't feel like you are living the same day over and over again. Gob and get that downloaded you will be so Thankful that you did.


Grief is like a basket full of mismatched socks. Each emotion, each memory, each thought is different and unique, just like the socks in that basket. And just like sorting through those socks, processing grief is not an easy task.

As Sweet Mommas who have lost a child, we understand the pain and heartache that comes with loss. We know that it can feel overwhelming, confusing, and never-ending. But I want you to know that it's okay to feel all these emotions.

The goal is not to empty the basket of grief, but to sit with each emotion one at a time. We may want to dive into that basket and make all those matches of those socks and have an empty basket because for some reason we believe that's when we're going to feel better, that's when everything is going to be better. But it's really more important to acknowledge and validate your feelings, with each sock no matter how difficult it may be to find that match, because there may not be a match and it's ok.

Take the time to cry, to scream, to laugh, and to remember. Each emotion is a step towards healing and honoring our child's memory.

Remember that you are not alone in this journey. It can feel so so lonely. Like no one is going to understand me, I can barely understand myself. So that when we need to lean on a support system, of friends, of family, a Life Coach, a Mental Health Therapist and reach out for support when needed, and allow yourself to grieve in your own way.

It may feel like the basket of grief will never empty, but trust that with time, love, and self-care, it will become more manageable.

You are strong, brave, and loved. And as you continue to navigate through this very tender journey of grief, know that there are so many there to support you. I'm there to support you every step of the way.

So sweet mommas, hold onto each other's hands and let's walk together through these ups and downs of our grief baskets. Though we may never fully understand, but we can support and comfort each other along the way reminding eachother that we are not alone. Together, we can face these emotional triggers in our grief baskets and find moments of peace and healing amidst the pain. Remember, you are not alone. Let's journey together with love and understanding for ourselves and for each other as we Rebuild that Beautiful life.

I'm Always in your Corner, Tanya

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