The saddest thing on earth is to lose a loved one. That sadness is so hard to bear but everyone who is born to this world has to one day leave it for good as well. That is how it is and none of us can put a stop to it. At times like this, we really find it hard to keep our head straight and do all the work by ourselves. This is why we also need some help from others. Helping out a person who has lost the list of a loved one and is getting prepared for the memorial service is the biggest thing you can probably give them. Here are some of the ways you can show your support.
Helping the Guests
Not just the ones around the house will be coming for the funeral but often, accommodating out of town guests will be a challenge for the grieving person. So, with all the things she/he has to cope with for the funeral service, why don’t you help them with the out of town guests? It will be a huge support for them since they have to go and pick the guests form train stations, bus stops or even from the airports. You can take care of it and also accommodation should be provided for them at the host’s house or even at a hotel. Help with the booking or if the host can’t afford it all, check for some affordable places or you can accommodate the guests until the service is over.
Help with Food
The next best gift that the grievers get for the funeral service is food. But keeping track of what they got, in which containers and also who brought what can be a real hard thing to do because they have so many things to prepare and to do apart from grieving. So, this is where you can help them as well. Offer to keep track of all the food, to manage them, to deliver them to the guests in the right way and also to store them properly in the fridge. You can also help the grievers prepare simple meals and beverages for the guests.
Man the Phone
After a death happens the number of calls and also the messages you get can be really overwhelming. People who grieve will not have enough courage to take the calls or even they will be too busy to answer them. So, why not offer to take all the calls, help with directions, and take long messages and also to reply the messages on phone. You will also get a lot of social media messages so things like this can be managed too if people don’t like to be disturbed at a time like this.
Help to Watch the Kids
If the parents are grieving, they will not be able to keep an eye of the little one but you still don’t want another accident to happen. This is why you can offer to take care of them or even help with a babysitter.