Guest post by Kimberly Gardner, North Carolina
If you have a bereaved parent in your life, remember that she/he is most likely choking down sobs in the quiet of their house. The silence of where their child’s voice should be, is deafening. They likely sob in the shower. In the car. Behind their computer screen….anywhere.
Show them in tangible ways that you care.
Show them you have not forgotten their child, no matter how many years have passed.
And for the love of everyone, remember to say our child’s name over and over again. It is music to our ears. A priceless gift to an aching heart. We will never grow tired of hearing our child’s name.
Remember that your happy milestones are often filled with sorrow for many. Especially the milestones that people forget are hard for bereaved parents.
Look deeper and remember those who might need extra hugs, listening ears and a shoulder to cry on. You can be the difference between someone feeling utterly lost and alone, and someone feeling comforted and held…..