Sunday, February 20, 2011

Loss, And A Loving Link

We lost someone recently.  It's the saddest, most horrible thing.   A family member lost her husband, their young sons lost their father.  As difficult as it is for me to try to understand and accept how someone so healthy and kind and good can die, I can't even imagine what his wife and children are going through.  In the flurry of activity leading up to the services this weekend, someone told me about something called a Care Calendar.  There's a website where you can set up a calendar of a family's needs, such as meals and errands, and then family and friends can see what needs to be done and sign up for that task or event on their own.  Someone has to administer the Care Calendar account, so someone needs to stay on top of the family's needs, but that means that there is only one person the family has to update instead of needing to constantly go over everything with everyone who wants to help.  What an amazing, loving idea for a website.  Please check it out, maybe it will be useful for someone you know who is going through a difficult time.

3 comments:

Cammy said...

Oh, I'm so sorry for your loss! Thank you so much for taking a moment out of such a difficult time to share the Care Calendar link with us!

Gwennie said...

been thinking so much about you guys this weekend. Can't imagine what you are all going through.

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

I'm very sorry to hear about your loss.

The care calendar is an awesome idea. Thanks for sharing it :)