It has been quite awhile since I've posted anything in my ongoing "Make Me a Blessing" series. In fact, it has been so long that you may have forgotten that I had such a series going! ;) If you'd like to read the previous posts in that series, click on Make Me a Blessing.
Today, I'm privileged to share a guest post by the amazing "Aunt Mae," who shares candidly from her life experiences what you should do -- and should not do -- to be a blessing to a widow (or widower).
Do you know someone who has recently suffered some kind of tragedy or loss? I know it can be hard to know what to say or do. This is written from the perspective of a woman who has just lost her husband, but this also pertains to a husband who has just lost a wife or parents who have lost a child or their own parents. Having recently suffered the loss of my precious husband and being left financially destitute I can tell you what has and has not helped me.
1) DO NOT tell her to call you if she ever needs anything. She never will. She won’t remember who said it. She won’t know what kinds of things you could or would be able or willing to do, so she won’t EVER call you. Ever. It isn’t that help isn’t needed for IT IS. But the offer is too broad, too general and she is not in a state of mind to remember.
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