Post # 1
While I was home visiting family, I got some terrible news. One of my bridesmaids had planned her wedding for this afternoon. She’d been planning with her mother for well over a year. The Friday before she was due to be married, just before she was meant to leave for her rehearsal dinner and bachelorette party, her mother died near instantly and unexpectedly from a massive heart attack. She found her mother breathing oddly and called for her fiance, who attempted to give her mouth to mouth. She didn’t survive.
I’ve been struggling so much with what I could say to console her and have kept myself at a distance to give her some space. They moved the wedding to their home and had it last night, surrounded by close friends and family who helped to put on a wedding from scratch with just over 24 hours notice. I couldn’t attend, but she looked beautiful. I’m told that while the absence was felt by all, the couple truly focused on one another and their love. When her father walked her down the aisle and the officiant asked who gave her away, he said, “Her mother and I.”
The viewing is this evening and the services are tomorrow-the couple leaves for their honeymoon Wednesday. I wanted to reach out to the hive for prayers for her and her family. I just could not imagine the pain they’re going through.
Post # 3
omg this brought tears to my eyes, My heart bleeds for your friend. I’m so sorry to hear that how horrible. prayers going to her and her family. 🙁
Post # 4
I’m so sorry for your friend’s loss. I will keep the family is my thoughts.
Post # 5
Wow. I am so incredibly sorry for your friend. I can only imagine that even with focusing on her FI during the wedding, what a heavy heart she had. She will most definitely be in my prayers.
Post # 6
Oh my goodness, I am so very sorry to hear this news. Your friend and her family are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
Post # 7
Oh my goddness, how terrible. I was with my mom when she had a heart attack, and I took her to the hospital right away. As someone who almost lost her mom, I cannot imagine how tragic it would be to lose your mom right before your wedding. I’ll keep them in my thoughts.
Post # 8
I am so incredibly sorry for your friends loss. I would say just be her friend, be there for her to lean on when she needs to, to vent when she needs to and hopefully love will bring the family and new couple through this hard time.
Post # 9
Thank you for the support, prayers, and advice, ladies.
Post # 10
That is devastating – I’m so sorry for your friend’s loss.
When something like this happens, it’s so hard to know what to do. You want to help so much, but you also know that you can’t make it better or take way your friend’s pain. Sometimes, that causes us to distance ourselves from people who’ve been hurt, because we simply do not know what to say or do to make it any better. But just being there for her helps – reach out to her and let her know you’re there, you’re thinking about her, and let her know that if there’s anything she needs, that she can call on you.
Post # 11
I am so so sorry for you and your friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Post # 12
That is so so sad, I’ll be praying for your friend and her family. I just can’t imagne my mom not being at my wedding.