- Don't forget. Life goes back to normal for you after the shock wears off, but it never is the same for the grieving family.
- Send a card. If you don't want to send a card, or even telephone, send an email, or a private message in Facebook. You will be surprised how it will encourage the recipient.
- The Bible says to care for the widows and orphans. Talk is cheap. Put action behind your words.
- If children are involved in the loss, take into consideration that they are missing the activities that they did with their Mommy or Daddy. Take them fishing, hunting, shopping, sewing baking or whatever they are missing from the loss of their parent. They will never forget your kindness.
- Ask if they need a leak fixed, or or a nail hammered or a heavy piece of furniture lifted, or maybe a flower garden tilled. Don't wait on them to ask - it won't happen.
- Remember when someone died and how awful you felt. Multiply that by one million and it will just be a drop in the bucket of how the surviving spouse feels.