Let's face it - It is not always easy to know how to support a friend that may be grieving her mom on Mother's Day.
What do we say?
How do we say it?
What if my friend cries when I say something?
What if I make my friend feel worse?
I understand this fear, as most of us haven't had any education explaining how to act, or what to say. So often, we say or do nothing at all. I can tell you from experience, this is not a way to treat a friend, especially a friend that is grieving on Mother's Day.
With this being said, learning to be the friend that reaches out to say "Im here for you and I will help support you the best I can", is powerful.
Support can mean different things for each person - so it's always good to ask if this works for them at this time.
Some ideas that may be comfortable for some grievers are:
asking if they'd like to get out of the house for coffee/lunch,
perhaps it's just being willing to share your shoulder to cry on
or it may be the simple, yet profound act, of being able to listen to how they feel, or to stories they want to share.
Check in on your friend frequently and remember, "Friends allow friends grieve the way they need to grieve".