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Daughters Without Mothers Tea shows women they're not alone

Daughters Without Mothers Tea shows women they're not alone
Daughters Without Mothers Tea shows women they're not alone
Posted at 6:34 AM, May 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-11 02:38:22-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - It's Mother's Day weekend, and many of you are planning on that brunch and gifts.

But for some, Mother's Day is one of the toughest days of the year.

WTXL's Jada WIlliams is live this Friday morning with the story of two women's quest to provide strength and healing

It's a wound that you can't see and you can't pinpoint, but Terrisa Anderson and LaQuisha Persak are hosting the Daughters Without Mothers tea to show other women that they're not alone.

Tessa's Doll House is a place for friends to come together and celebrate. Tessa's Doll House hosts tea parties for special occasions from birthdays to bridal showers in a life-size doll house.

But the Daughter's Without Mother's Tea party is a place for healing.

Terrisa Anderson says Mother's Day is usually a tough for her.

"It is a wound that never really heals because your mother's love is very important, but just coming together and being around like minded individuals, I think that helps to soften your heart," she said.

Anderson asked her friend LaQuisha Persak for help coordinating the tea. Persak says her mother was her best friend and she's been trying to cope with that death for 12 years now.

"I feel like what I'm doing now is not only honoring her memory, but all of the mothers who couldn't be here on mother's day."

Two women with different stories came together over a shared pain, a pain that even led Anderson to open Tessa's Doll House after she learned she may never be able to have children.

"My husband and I say that this is our baby," she said. "Until we're blessed with a baby, this is it. This is our baby."

Anderson says through her relationship with God and the overwhelming love of her husband and friends she's been able to turn years of pain into something beautiful.

And Persak says that after 12 years she's finally found strength to speak about her loss.

"I think if my mom could see me now, she would probably say 'Look at my baby on tv, I'm so prud of you,'" Persak said.

The Daughters Without Mothers tea is Friday night at Tesa's Doll House in Tallahassee.