How do I handle Christmas with grieving family?
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|Thu, 12-02-2010 - 1:39am|
Hi everyone. Unfortunately, we just had a very sad and unexpected death in our family. I don't live in the same state as the immediate family members who have been affected, but I will be able to visit for Christmas. I want to be sensitive to everyone's feelings. As far as I know, NO ONE is in the mood for Christmas this year. Perfectly understandable, I don't feel like there's any cause for celebration here either, but when I see them, I would like to do something for them or give some kind of gift. This was a husband/father/brother/and son, to those who are taking it the worst. If they are up to it, I'd really like to offer to make dinner for everyone this year. I don't want to push tradition on them though.
What do you all think is best?? Is there any appropriate gift to bring? I'm pretty broke this year, incase that needs to be stated, so we would be talking on a small scale. Should I offer dinner at all? I guess maybe it's still a little early..but it's on my mind now and I just want to be able to do something helpful them.