(Closed) my cousin lost her husband

posted 5 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@sienna76:  I would call her and see what she needs from you.  That is terribly sad 🙁

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@sienna76:  This is so sad.  Frown I agree, I think the monetary gift might benefit her and the family more.  And, the pizzas is a great idea!  This way they wouldn’t have to worry about dinner for a night. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Hugs Iam so sorry to hear about your cousin my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family..so sad. 

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@sienna76:  Honestly, while I’m sure she would love the show of support and seeing you at the funeral, with several kids I think you’re right in choosing to send money and/or food instead. 

If no one has done it yet, you might want to set up a Meal Train and send the link to her family & friends that live close by. I know when my mom died it was a godsend to have people bring us dinner because just leaving the house to get drive thru, much less groceries, was too much.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

That is so sad.  My condolences.  I agree with one of the PP’s that you should contact your cousin to see what she needs.  The pizza idea is really great because cooking a hot meal is usually the last thing on a grieving family’s mind, and I’m sure the kids would enjoy it.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@sienna76:  I would also just leave a message and/or email her. She’s probably getting a million calls and, like you said, has a bunch of people over. Also make sure to call her in a couple weeks.. and in a month… and later than that. The worst is right after the funeral when people have been giving you all kinds of support all week and then BAM, you’re left on your own. 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I sorry to hear of your loss. Much too young. I think send money is the best thing you can do to help out right now.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

@MexiPino:  I’ve never heard of Meal Train before, but I’m totally making a note of it for the future.  That’s a really great idea!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I would definitely call her and let her know you would love to assist her in any way, let her give you a chance to tell you what she needs.

 

Also the pizza thing is a great idea.

 

So sad 🙁

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@bleusteel:  It works really well! I’ve been part of trains for several people at church. A friend of mine (early 30s) passed away suddenly a month ago, leaving 5 children… the oldest is 8 and the youngest was still breastfeeding! Someone started a train for her family and by the next day the earliest spot available was in late summer!

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