RE: Thoughts on helping a friend who lost his mother
I agree that a month from now your friend will still 'need' you. Call a month to the day and offer to bring supper over. Don't wait for him to call, because he won't. Instead he'll sit at home and wish he had someone who cared enough to remember that just one short month ago his mom died.
Drop over with something sometime and just be available to listen. Share your memories and listen to his. Don't be shocked by anything that might come out of his mouth. We remember the good and the bad when a parent dies.
Mommy to 3 girls: A, G and M. (15, 11 and 8.5)
The education of all children, from the moment that they can get along without a mother's care, shall be in state institutions at state expense.
– Karl Marx, "The Communist Manifesto"