Friday, March 14, 2008

I Wish the News Had Been Different


I am a writer and used to working with words, but sometimes there are situations where I find myself at a loss as to what to say. I think that I am not alone. I pray I don’t rattle on filling the quiet with annoying attempts to ease the pain of someone who is hurting.

“I’m so sorry this has happened,” seems appropriate, as does “I wish the news had been different.”

Today I wonder what I will say as I write a note to my cousin. It happens all too often and I will always struggle. But I will write.

8 comments:

Sarge Charlie said...

I firmly believe that pain shared is lessened, all you need to do is share the news.

Marshamlow said...

My mind goes completely blank during those times, I always say the same thing.

Marion said...

Just knowing you care will help immensely. During times like these, it helped me to know people cared.

What they said didn't really matter. I'm glad you're going to write.

Sarge Charlie said...

You cannot pick a fight with me Sheila, I have my opinion and you have yours, I am just troubled by the 20 year association with the preach and what he took from that, his wife, sad case.

Diane J Standiford said...

"I am here if you need me." Is usually what I write; knowing that often no words could ever bring comfort.

Joe said...

In times when words are too difficult to find, I often let my heart take over. The heart seems to understand something the brain will never comprehend - words don't always need to be eloquent, so long as they are written with love and compassion they will be nothing less than perfect.

I know this response is way too late, but rest assured I will continue to keep you and yours in my thoughts and prayers. I wish you peace of mind, and strength of heart for all you must face down the road.

KJ said...

Sheila, I can always find thought provoking stimulus here. You truly make me stop and think.

And, yes, as a communicator, I do arrive at moments where words are bereft...

Hugfully,
KJ

Naomi said...

Sometimes just receiving a note from someone and knowing they care is good in sad times Sheila.