Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Send the family a card or letter as soon as you find out about the loss of their child. If you are close to the family it is nice to share and express how much you will miss their child and what they meant to you. If you weren't close to the family, simply acknowledge their loss.
Finding a card specifically for the loss of a child can be difficult. Most newsagents and department stores have a 'sympathy card' range. You can also purchase cards online specific to bereavement online through Zazzle or Carly Marie and Franchesca Cox have a wonderful card range designed specifically for pregnancy, infant loss and infertility. This beautiful and unique collection of cards is named "Lost for words" All cards in the standard 6 x 4 size are $2.98 each.
Below we have shared some words to help you express your feelings with grace and compassion.
'Please accept my sympathy for the terrible loss of your child.'
'Our Heartfelt Condolences'
'Our thoughts and prayers are with you'
'So small, so sweet, so soon'
'[Child's name] will never be forgotten'
'I would love to know more about your child and I'm here any time you want to talk'
'I'm so sorry for your loss, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers'
'If you need a friend to talk to or just someone to sit with in silence, I am here for you'
3. Recount any special qualities of the child or pregnancy that you can recall
I'd like to help by cooking you a meal on Thursday evening.
6. Conclude your words of condolences letter with an encouraging hope or wish
Some Last thoughts
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