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#1 Way To Help Widows –
Just Be There.
That’s it, that is all there is to it folks.
Don’t just be there when the initial shock of sudden death hits. Be there in the days, weeks, months and years after the funeral.
This might mean holding her hand as she cries, handing her one tissue after another, letting her cry on your shoulder, a phone call to see how she is doing, a thinking of you card in the mail, or even an email.
She does not expect you to have the answer to the tough questions such as “Why?” She knows that only God knows why. She might still ask it, but knows you are unable to answer it. Just let her vent.
Take a little time out of your day once a week or every other week to contact her and let her know you are thinking about her and are still there for her.
After all, you would want the same support if the roles were reversed – and some day they will be.
Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.
There is no greater loan than a sympathetic ear.