I have a very dear family friend who is very sick and we have to say goodbye to her in the next few weeks.
All our extended family is in England, so my friend is like a surrogate sister to me. I want to be strong for her and give her as much physical, emotional and spiritual support as I can. I also need to be able to support my own family, especially my two teenagers who have never faced a situation like this before.
How to say goodbye
So, how do you do it?
I don't want to make a sad situation worse by weeping and wailing all over the place. I see the next few weeks as a time when we can celebrate all the wonderful times we have had together. I would like to do or say something special but just don't know where to start. I don't know how to 'be' with her.
I know this is a sad thing to discuss but if you have any advice, or if you'd like to share your own experiences I would love to hear from you.
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