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I have found out things about him by accident on more than one occasion. Something that is said by someone else and I put the puzzle pieces together.
The day my son was born, 4 months ago today, I found out that my friend's father had passed away. My brother told me when I called to tell him he was an uncle again.
I was devastated. I had known he was sick but didn't know just how sick.
How could I call my friend to tell him that we had just bought a new life into this world when he had just lost one?
I agonised for hours about what to say, eventually I just called my friend to tell him that our son had been born and to simply say I was devastated that he had lost his father.
This week we have been talking on the phone and I have heard the sadness in his voice.
I want to find the words to say to him to take away his sadness. I know it is important that he grieves but I want to know what to say to comfort him in his grief. I want him to know that I am there for him if he needs me.
How do you find these words? Are there any words that are suitable in a time like this?