What To Say When You Don’t Know What To Say

This is the third installment in a series of articles that explore one mother’s journey through the grief of loving a child who has died. It is our hope that by sharing these reflections, we can help grieving parents feel less alone, and help the people who love them better understand what they’re going through. Together, we can create a more supportive culture for bereaved parents.

Before my baby died, I made certain assumptions about people living through tragedy.

They have a lot going on right now. They don't want to hear from me, I'd think.

We aren't really that close. I don't want to intrude.