A friend of mine recently lost his home due to the most freakish accident that I have ever heard. Lightening struck his house actually it struck a gas tank next to the house and in a flash the house went down in flames. Yes it is something that can happen for real and not just overdramatized on television. Thank God he and his children were not at home at the time. Thank God.
Now I instantly thought I must call him when I heard, but then it struck me when I call him what do I say? I mean what can I say that would not make him dwell on this disaster. And even though there is loss I couldn’t use the line that the professional say you should use if sound loses a family member– "I am here for you if you need me" Could I? It just doesn’t seem relevant because the most I can really do is offer an ear or a pillow or two. I can’t give him back the memories, the lost photos, the important documents. And saying that awful line "everything happens for a reason" so doesn’t work here.
So what can I say? What should I do? Honestly other than saying "I am so sorry" I am at a lost of what to say!