My family has experienced what could be described as more than our fair share of bereavement.
It never fails to amaze me that people seem scared to mention their names in case they upset me. I understand that, but actually, I would rather talk about them and be upset and share the pain of missing them than bottle it up and only share my memories with myself.
So please. If you know someone bereaved, allow them this space and gift. Allow them to direct it. If they don’t want to talk about it that’s totally fine and up to them but there is such freedom and warmth in being able to share the joy of knowing someone you loved, painful as that might be ❤️