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I was visiting with a close friend who was recently with a family struck by loss. We spoke candidly, as we often do, and I asked her what in the world you should bring people during a time that is devastating and life altering. Frankly, I feel clueless in this area. Here are some ideas & suggestions that I hope you’ll find helpful – though I wish no one ever had to go through it. RESPECT If the family has asked for privacy and no visitors, honor them. If they want you – they’ll ask. Sometimes we want to rally and support because we too feel helpless. It’s hard to not make their grief about us sometimes. So, make yourself available, but do not intrude. ABOUT FOOD First, if you’re thinking of bringing food, know the dietary needs of the family you’re trying to bless. These days there are so…