Things I’ll Say

  • I’m sorry you’re going through this.
  • Take all the time you need.
  • It’s incredibly difficult.
  • This is the hard stuff.
  • How can I help?
  • I can bring a meal.
  • Do you like cinnamon rolls?
  • What meal do you miss the most?
  • What cookies did they make? I’ll bake some.
  • I’m sorry for your loss.
  • The service was 12 years ago? Here’s some flowers for today.
  • Want to talk about what you miss?
  • Have a seat, I’ll do your chores.
  • I understand.
  • It’s ok to cry wherever you are.
  • Missing them is allowed.
  • Talking about them is, too.
  • Want to go out to lunch?
  • My treat.
  • Take your time, really.
  • Want a listening ear? I’m free all day.
  • Can I pick something up for you?
  • Food? Groceries? The kiddos?
  • How are you doing? (A few days in.)
  • Just checking in, anything you need? (A week or two later.)
  • The world zooms by, but I didn’t forget. (A month into it.)
  • How are things going? (A few more weeks pass.)
  • Are you doing ok? (A month or two later.)
  • Mind if I text you to see how you are?
  • You don’t have to reply ever.
  • Sending hugs.
  • I remember.
  • I miss that, too.
  • I’m sorry it’s your 1st birthday, their first birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s without them.
  • Want to plant some flowers?
  • Let’s take a trip to their favorite place.
  • I found this picture today.
  • It’s the year anniversary, just wanted to call.
  • I think you’re incredibly brave.
  • Bawl your eyes out if you need to.
  • Cry and cry some more.
  • It’s ok, there’s no preparing for this.
  • It went so fast, I don’t understand it either.
  • 50+ years of marriage? You must miss them so much.
  • I know it’s been a year, I got you a card.
  • 16 years ago? It passed in a blink. Please know I’ll never forget.
  • It’s really hard, til it gets a teeny bit easier.
  • Songs can start the tear factory and that’s ok.
  • Here’s a hanky if you need one.
  • I got you a gift.
  • I’m with you.
  • We’ll figure it out.
  • Sure, it’s tough.
  • We believe.
  • You’ll find your way.




These are the things I’ll say.

Thanks for reading. ❤️


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