Monday, May 26, 2014
Helping a Friend to Grieve
I have a long-distance friend who is due the same day I am. This is especially blessed news, especially since they had suffered from years of secondary infertility. Unfortunately, they soon found out that the unborn son has a genetic disorder that may result in stillbirth or death soon after delivery. I... had no idea what to say or do. After doing some research on this life-threatening disability, I decided to make them a teddy bear. I'm not sure if it will be a toy for the little one or a memorial gift if he passes away. I can only hope that it brings my friend some modicum of comfort in the remaining days of her pregnancy. Please pray for their family, that they would have peace and strength beyond all understanding in these coming days.
How have you helped friends grieve for a past, current, or uncertain future situation? Have you ever used crafting to help comfort them?