Martha Hess, from southern Illinois, shares practical ways to offer support and care if you find yourself living in community with a widow.
Don’t give up too quickly: on your children, on yourself, or on those “other moms” who don’t get it, or don’t talk about it.
What is wrong with me if she doesn’t like me? What does she say behind my back? Why am I always the instigator?
Is it possible to hold too high a standard in forming friendships? How do you know if you are?
Life is about walking together toward Good. But if it had been up to me to go out and find a mentor, I might still be looking.
Unexpected losses, grief, or ongoing pain can set a family reeling. How can extended family and friends offer practical support during times of distress?