(Closed) Sad Times

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
5262 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m so sorry for both the loss of your grandmother and your FI’s family dog. 🙁 That’s a lot to go through for anyone, and I know it’s hard worrying about others while you’re sorting through your own grief. Perhaps for now, a card and some flowers would help your Future Mother-In-Law. I know when we lost our 1 1/2 year old kitty unexpectedly on Christmas Eve, anyone who reached out and validated the loss really helped, but most people avoided mentioning it. 

Sending good thoughts your way. 

Post # 5
1537 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m so very sorry to hear about your sad news. It is never easy to loose someone or to loose a pet at that matter. I agree with the above poster that you should maybe send a card or some brief well wishes. Don’t take everything on to yourself though. You don’t need to feel obligation or guilt if you cannot 100% lend your support to other right now. You are, after all, grieving a tremendous loss as well. I’m sure your Fiance and his mother can understand that. All you can do is try to stay strong.

Remember that if you don’t take care of yourself you won’t be any good to anyone else. Take some time to grieve and get your spirits up and if, after a couple of days, you feel up to it than maybe come up with a good idea to brighten your Future Mother-In-Law day if you say she might be feeling lonely after her loss. Maybe the two of you could spend some good quality time together to help each other out.

Take care. All of my heart felt condolences.

Post # 6
311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m so sorry for the loss of your grandmother and your FMIL’s dog.  I know how hard both of those can be. 

If you have nice pictures of the dog, maybe get her something from Shutterfly or Snapfish with the dog’s picture on it.  When my baby passed away, my mom got me a wooden box with her picture on it.  It was an amazing gift and also really heartwarming to have since I could put a few of her things in it to save. 

For your mother, you are both grieving and I think all you can really do is be there with her, maybe go down memory lane with her and talk about the good times.  Having someone with you that is feeling the same sometimes helps.  I don’t think there is really anything you can do to make her feel better, but maybe she will appreciate going dress shopping.  That is a happy moment for all mom’s so having something exciting to focus on could make her feel a little better, even for only a little while.

Hugs to you.  🙂 


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