# Grieving mother
A Grieving Mom's Birthday Message from Her Son in Heaven
My birthday is fast approaching. Tonight, as I wrote an article, my forever 20-year-old angel in heaven (my oldest son’s) image crossed my mind. At that moment, my heart ached for him and a few tears rolled down my cheeks.
Understanding Michelangelo's Portrayal of Grief felt by Mary, Jesus’ Mother, through La Pieta
“The Pieta means pity or compassion, and represents Mary sorrowfully contemplating the dead body of her son which she holds on her lap.” ~ The Khan Academy. Michelangelo's La Pieta in the Vatican City- image by the author.