how do you share condolences?

This is the first time David and I experienced the death of an immediate family member. Our perspective on death and the grieving process is forever changed. It’s not that we didn’t feel sorrow for those who were mourning the death of a loved one, but we never knew how to express that sorrow. We wondered, is it wise to share condolences in everyday encounters? Do we risk making the person sadder? What do we say? What do we do?… more

I recently wrote a column for the Prairie Messenger titled life lessons learned from death. In the midst of our own mourning, we were touched by the many generous acts of condolences and kindness. These are lessons not only learned in the present, but ones that we so want to replicate in the future.

Do you have a grief story to tell? What words or actions touched you in the midst of the sadness? How do you respond to those who are grieving? I so want to learn more….