When words fail you it's
important to be there.
A message from
John R. McHenry, Lic.
There are times when you just
don't know what to say to friends who have lost someone they loved.
It's especially difficult to find
the right words of comfort when a family has suffered a sudden
death, a suicide, the loss of a small child or some other tragedy
that is especially devastating. Friends sometimes hesitate to
visit because they don't know what to say. But grieving
families have a special need for solace from friends.
Words can fail you, but your
presence can speak volumes. Just holding their hands and
sharing their sorrow can tell them of your concern and affection for
When words fail you, it's
important to just be there. As funeral service professionals,
we've seen how much that can mean to the grieving family.