Oftentimes when someone you love loses a family or friend it is difficult to know what to say besides “I’m sorry” or “what can I do to help?”
You may try to provide some stability by carrying on with ‘business as usual’ without realizing they need to stop, and so do you.
You may even empathize with their grief and have a better understanding of the range of emotions relating to their loss than most . . . But that doesn’t mean you know how your loved one will need you.
Often it’s not the things that are said – but the things that aren’t.
It’s the gentle touch, the careful concern and quiet comfort that allows them the space to grieve.
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