013: How to Support those who are Grieving // Rachel Gainer of Rachel Rebuilt
Many of us know friends and family members who have lost precious loved ones. During those heartbreaking times, it’s so hard to know what to say and do to show our love and support.
On today’s podcast, we hear from a mother who has been there and has so much wisdom to share. Several years ago, Rachel Gainer lost her two-month-old daughter, Daphne, and was engulfed in sorrow. She talks about her journey to “rebuilding” her sense of self after Daphne’s death, and she shares invaluable insight into what it’s like to grieve and what we can do to serve those around us who are hurting.
Listen in as she teaches us how to…
1) Reach out to the grieving family, no matter how long it has been.
2) Offer a specific service or gift based on your talents and interests.
3) Speak with sensitivity.
This is an episode that everyone should listen to–because, at some point, we will all inevitably need to support someone whom we love who is grieving. You won’t want to miss Rachel’s ideas for specific, heartfelt gifts we can send and meaningful words we can say. You’ll also want to hear all about her angel baby, Daphne.
Rachel Gainer’s website: RachelRebuilt.com
Rachel Gainer’s Instagram: @rachel_rebuilt
Ink Puddles by Karin (custom artwork for families): https://www.etsy.com/shop/InkPuddlesbyKarin?ref=l2-shopheader-name
**This portrait was done for a family who lost their baby:
Thank you Rachel another great podcast. A bedside journal or thought book was given to me to write in and it was quickly filled up in the few weeks following Katie’s death. I have been very blessed with great family and friends to help with grieving the process. Love you Rachel, Elizabeth Stratford
Oh I love you, Elizabeth! I think of you all so often. A journal is a great idea. I am planning to write a letter to Katie–that’s the way I process–but I just can’t yet. I hope to write her a letter every year on Noah’s birthday. I love her and miss her. So much love to you all.
Thank you for this! It was a beautiful thing to listen to whike I washed the dishes tonight.
Thank you so much! Rachel Gainer is truly a beautiful soul. I really appreciate you listening.
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