Just had heartbreaking news that a family friend passed away today. My fiancé's mother is deeply upset as that is her best friend who passed this morning. It was a massive heart attack and stroke. We'll be attending the memorial; there is no funeral. Judy leaves behind her sister, a daughter in my age group, and a grandson.
I know what it feels like to lose a loved one to something sudden and tragic, and I want to appropriately express my condolences without anyone feeling annoyed from the overload of condolences that one receives while they're grieving. Anyone have any suggestions?
When I have my baby showers in a couple of months, I was planning to include this family on a guest list, but they'll still be grieving yet I don't want them to feel excluded should they find out about one of the baby showers. I guess people can grieve and celebrate at the same time. Anyone know the etiquette for this?
I would definitely still invite them to the baby shower. They'll decide if they feel up to coming or not, but that way they'll know you're thinking of them. As far as offering condolences goes, I don' think you can annoy them. Sure they'll hear the same things over and over again, but that just means a lot of people love them.