Your friend or family member has lost a son, daughter, or grandchild. They need you.
What can you do? What will you say?
Sacred Sorrows can help you help them.
It won't be easy. You can do it.
From one friend to another
As a friend to a woman who has lost a child or a grandchild, you may find yourself at a loss as to how you can best express your support. There are some dos and don’ts but at the end of the day this is your time to step into a role that will greatly impact your friend.
As one friend to another, welcome to Sacred Sorrows, a place where you can ask the uncomfortable questions and receive some guidance about how to help your friend. This is a safe place to find answers to questions like: “What should I do?” “How can I best help my friend during this time?” “What is the ‘right’ thing to say?”
This journey, as a friend to a grieving mother or grandmother, will be filled with a variety of emotions. First and foremost, just showing up and being willing to embark on this walk of grief is huge. This is the time you can shine as a friend.
Much of this journey will be trial and error. You will have to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. Do not be offended when your friend doesn't respond the way you were hoping, or has a meltdown. Ask your friend questions about how to best help her. She may not be able to tell you the answer, but she’ll appreciate all of your efforts. This is just the tip of the ‘grief-berg’. Become a site member and visit the Forum to discover more.
- Kay, friend of a grieving mom
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