What to Say

One thing Allison and I have learned over the past six months is how to be on the receiving end of concern, outreach and offers of help from family and friends. Something I now realize I was not very good at, how to respond to those I know have suffered loss or setbacks where I have no personal experiences to relate.

I stumbled across this article today and thought it had some basic and effective tips. I know I can continue to use them when relating to others who face their own challenges.

But what can you say to someone who has lost a child? “I am so sorry,” is a start. And, we have discovered, it is also possibly all there is to say. There is just not much else to speak of. At least, that’s the way we feel.