Sometimes grief can take us by surprise. A loved one dies. We feel overwhelmed by the grief and sometimes our grief can leave us numb. We just want to be comforted, comforted in the shape of a kind word or a friendly face. A soothing word from someone who has also traveled the road of grief and loss. Someone who has gone through the sorrow of losing a loved one and were changed for the better because their loved one was part of their life. We have all experienced the sorrow of losing a loved one and although we all grieve differently its nice to know there are people who show compassion by sharing or just by being present.