A Caring Gift for a Bereaved Friend

by Wisdom Podcasts, Wisdom Stories1 comment

Our special friend Jim died recently. As I searched for ways to care for Melanie, Jim’s companion, and Jami, his daughter, I discovered a wonderful way to offer a caring gift for a bereaved friend. It’s called a “Laurel Box.” These handcrafted gifts are a unique way to show care, love and support for those who have suffered a loss.

According to their website, laurelbox is an online shop that “offers thoughtfully curated gift boxes designed to nourish a heart after loss.” Many of the gifts are handmade by independent artisans. I chose the gift “Nourish the Soul Herbal Tea.” It felt so pleasing to connect with Melanie and Jami in a new, thoughtful way.

During checkout, I had the option of including a message. I chose a suggested phrase which is gentle and sensitive: “I pray that this gift nourishes your heart. Thinking of you.”

When a loved one passes away, many people arrive to show support during the first few weeks of loss. We need to remember that bereavement may last a very long time.  Weeks or months after a loss, people still grieve. When you send a caring gift to a bereaved friend, you are helping them cope with their grief, which often lasts much longer than we can imagine.

Karen Mulder

Karen Mulder

Karen Mulder is the founder of the Wisdom of the Wounded ministry. She lives in Holland, Michigan with her husband Larry.

1 Comment

  1. Debra Landacre

    Looking forward to your help. People I care about need lifted out of the pain and loss. Others are starting health journeys and I want to offer assurance they will not be alone. Your ideas on how we can help will be a blessing.
    Thank you. God bless you.

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