3. Support Your Friend
“A buddy loveth always, and a brother is born for adversity.” (Proverbs 17:17)
My sister visits our mom’s grave on Mother’s Day and Mommy’s birthday. Also, she buys flowers and locations them on Mommy’s tombstone. Doing so comforts my sister. However, I desire not to go to the grave. I discover consolation by journaling about our mom, and telling my kids and husband about her. If your buddy wants your help to go to her mom’s grave, and in the event you’re prepared and in a position to lend that stage of consolation, you must accomplish that. Buying flowers and putting them on the grave, alongside along with your buddy, is a lovely gesture of affection and respect. On the opposite hand, in case your buddy needs to go to the gravesite alone or in no way, help her in that call. Again, the easiest way to assist your buddy is by understanding her preferences.
When I instructed my sister about this text, she urged having a women’ day as one other approach of supporting your buddy. Perhaps you’ll be able to deal with your buddy to mani-pedis and lunch. Or in the event you reside shut to the seashore, you could possibly drive there and spend the day on the boardwalk. If your buddy enjoys going to the films, you could possibly incorporate that as effectively. The key to a profitable women’ day is asking your buddy what she needs to do.
4. Be a Shoulder to Cry On
“A person that hath mates should shew himself pleasant: and there’s a buddy that sticketh nearer than a brother.” (Proverbs 18:24)
No matter what you resolve to do in your buddy, anticipate tears. Be a shoulder in your buddy to cry on. Hold her hand, rub her again, or do not contact her in any respect (once more, it is all about understanding your buddy’s preferences). If she wants to cry, let her. Don’t inform her not to cry. Check your discomfort on the door. Watching somebody mourn or grieve is not simple. It makes us uncomfortable. However, if we wish to be robust, supportive mates, now we have to permit our buddy to mourn and grieve how she wants to mourn and grieve.
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