It Goes Beyond a “Word” or Single Act
Helping someone who has experienced a loss may take commitment that goes beyond a “word” or single act.
Following the loss of her first husband, Judith struggled with keeping life decisions on course. She not only had lost her husband but still had the duties of the home and the care of 4 young boys. Three couples in her circle of friends responded by forming a committee to help her with life decisions relating to her family and finances. This practical help became the stabilizer her life needed most. She was able to get help from her advisory council for several years.
Not all aids for the bereaved need continue for years. However, we do need to think beyond just offering one time helps. Again, relief for grief is not a quick fix but acknowledgement of the pain and support for the process whether emotional or physical in nature.