Not everyone who becomes a part of the aubri brown club will have lost a child, but they most likely will know someone who has. After the loss of Aubri we had great support from our family and friends to help us deal with the loss.
In many instances the people who know us were affected just as much as we were because of the shock factor in losing a child. As a parent or friend you never think that a situation like this will hit so close to home but we learned that couldn’t be farther from the truth. In most cases our circle of friends and family didn’t know what to say or how to say it. But that was okay, the most important thing was that we had their support.
As a friend of someone who loses a child, the best thing you can do is be there for them. I don’t believe you can do any harm as long as you do it from the heart! Some things that could be helpful are making them a meal or babysitting their other children. My wife loved when people would do some of our errands such as grocery shopping for us. We paid them of course but it was difficult for us to go by the baby aisle in any store for quite some time after our loss.
Another thing we enjoyed was just spending time with people. It’s amazing how our loss showed us how easy it is to overlook the most precious gift we have in other people. These are just a few ideas. You can come up with some on your own that i am sure would be helpful. You may not know what to say and that is normal, just be a good friend and it will help those who have lost a child.
We want to help as many people as we can, so another way you can help those who have lost a child is becoming a part of the foundation financially. The more we raise, the more we can do.