Here’s an email I got from a reader. I’m posting it because I LOVE the comment about the angel.
My name is Jennifer–. This morning I received my June edition of Bottom Line/Personal. I read your article on “How To Comfort A Bereaved Friend or Relative”.
I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful advice you gave in that article. I lost my son 3 years ago and I wish I could have given copies of this article out to almost everyone I know. Your suggestions on what not to do were perfect! I think if one more person had told me God wanted another angel, I was going to hurt someone!
I do believe we are in a unique position to teach people how to deal with us (bereaved parents). Many just don’t know what to do and end up doing the wrong thing. I realize their intention is not to be hurtful but you have given the public some very good advice.