This post by "Mom" who writes the blog: Maybe someone should write that down. Writerly ways for Family Historians and Storytellers, is important for many reasons.
We all have had a sick friend or relative, or know someone who has lost a loved one, or is suffering for some reason.
What do we do? We ask if there is anything we can do to help. We say, "Please let me know what I can do for you."
The woman writing this post, "I'm so sorry, what can I do to help?" is a cancer survivor and, like me, knows too many friends and family who are suffering at this time.
I have a friend caring for a daughter with cancer. Another friend recently had a tumor removed from her bladder. A dear cousin who lives alone is suffering with extreme pain and needs 24 hour care. Three little children might be on their way to foster care instead of safely home with loving parents. Another cousin passed away last week. Everywhere, we see and know loved ones who are suffering.
Six years ago, I was the one suffering -- suffering grief and physical exhaustion from caring for my husband with cancer. My neighbors brought me food, listened to me talk and comforted me in many ways. But most people asked the question and I couldn't think of one thing to tell them.
The writer of this post tells us what we can do and should do without waiting to be told. She gave permission to re-blog her article, but you can read it best by clicking on the link below.