A Written Word: I’m Here.


Tiare Smith Designs, from the Tia Playful Collection

“I’m thinking of you, praying for you, and I am here as your friend.”


We close “A Written Word” week with a postcard and note from my longtime friend Cy. She checks on me and sends a virtual hug regularly.

It was nice to find the super cute postcard in the mail with the simple message (above). The note warmed my heart and the Tiare Smith image of girls playing “jacks” brought back memories of childhood and playing “jacks” with my sisters. [Side note: I’m a “jacks” champion. In middle school, I won the competition during field day]. 🙂

“I’m here” is the most comforting phrase I’ve heard over the last few weeks. Even though I may never take some up on the offer to be a listening ear or a shoulder to lean on, it’s consoling to know that I have people to turn to should I need them.

When you don’t know what to say or how to approach someone who is grieving, know that the words above, spoken or written sincerely, are sufficient.

I trust you were inspired this week by the messages of encouragement and hope from my friends. It was certainly beneficial for me to take some time each evening and meditate on the precious words and just allow myself to be with my feelings. Thank you for taking a part in the journey with me.

8 thoughts on “A Written Word: I’m Here.

  1. carolee36 says:

    We don’t know each other, but that is the way of the internet where perfect strangers can reach out to one another. My heart goes out to you in your grief, as I read your posts. I lost my younger sister about a year and a half ago and although we were physically apart I feel the loss. In Hebrew, we say “שלא תדעו עוד צער” which literally means May you never know more sorrow!

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    • Chandra Lynn says:

      Beautiful! I love that blessing. This was our second loss of a sister to breast cancer. Experiencing this recent loss feels like both losses combined. Thank you for your empathy and your kind words. Many good thoughts and prayers for you as you go through your own grieving process. I saw an interesting video earlier today that explained grief and how it is always with us and we learn live “around it.” Perfect explanation. We just learn to live with it. It never goes away. We don’t get over it. If I find it again, I’ll link to it. Hugs to you…


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