I’m so grateful for the effort from people who have told me to call if I need anything. And that new manager can’t show his face at any meetings bc he knows he was wrong. Just last year my 6 year old son survived a traumatic burn where his siblings witnessed him being on fire and literally saved his life. Men really do like a girl who knows how to take care of herself. How can I get myself to church without throwing my body into panic? Give me your shoes—not just your good shoes, but all your shoes.”. So if your gut is telling you that his feelings towards you have changed, it’s probably right. I’ve read several articles that have the same idea and I agree that we need to do more than toss off some flippant phrase. Nancy, I’m sorry that happened to you. Um, Joe? Then they get up from their knees and think no more about it. And so on… but, during all of this I know the gospel is true and I love my savior and I am teaching my children the gospel. When I had visiting teachers, I never asked for help and would be very uncomfortable if they insisted on doing something. On our third date he cooked me a homemade pizza … . I have also lived some of these things shared too. What she’s really saying: “Please take the hint and leave me alone.” If you’ve called this girl on a Friday and it’s already next Friday and you haven’t heard anything from her, then it’s pretty clear that she’s not interested. 10, 2018 What does someone who has suffered a sudden trauma and grief most need? I’d rather ask a close friend or family member. As much as l hate the term Call me if you need anything, l learned my lesson about forcing someone to accept my help. . But I was barely functional and so grief stricken that I truly couldn’t articulate anything. I realize that many times praying is all we can do, but those times are far outweighed by the times even some little assistance, gesture, etc could be just what is really needed. The missionarys have been working with me for years now. Without reading the other comments, another reason to avoid saying “Let me know what I can do to help” is because no one knows better than you what you can actually do. Again and again, the words I’d heard on the phone echoed through my head: “Bill is gone—Marilyn too. I don’t think that I realized how hard I’d been working just to “hold it together” and it was such a relief to 1) let go a little, and 2) feel the love she talked about. We have had our home teacher visit two time’s. I’ve taken this to mean, SHOW it through actions. Unfortunately, in our modern times with all of the theoretical connection that we have via email, Facebook, and the like, the reality is that most of us don’t feel deeply connected to anyone. But outside of the “hub” of the church I have found that the members stick together and support each other better. I know that he didn’t listen to the spirit. So I've been on a few dates with this cute guy and we really seems to connect. We had a meeting with the hospital and bishop and he agreed to help pay one of our bills. Yes! . I was born into the Atlantic Branch which eventually became the Linwood Ward. I was baptised a year on from my husband and we are now sealed for time & all eternity.I would say some of the important lessons I learned about my situations always pointed me to 3 things. They’ll be more honest. But now I am back at my brother’s for 8 weeks on home health! • This hurts! I met my best friend and together we learned about changing ourselves to change our outcomes. My aunt accepted an offer for my cousin and me to make a photo arrangement at my uncle’s viewing/funeral. Sure, but I realized quickly that the Lord was teaching me a valuable lesson in pride, humility, and service. An amazing thing happened as a result of my request for help. Not one time!!!!. If the people you home teach need work, or a better job, ask around yourself. I agree, let’s give a few options of help. While Emerson spread news­papers on the kitchen floor, I gathered ­Larry’s dress and everyday shoes, my heels, my flats, the children’s dirty dress shoes, and their sneakers with the food spots. Somebody SHOULD have asked her want she needed before just jumping in. STOP. Eric chased after her. What concrete thing can I offer them when I visit? We certainly can’t hold them to a higher standard than we hold ourselves. She simply lacked the energy to do it herself, and put it out of her mind until the offer came for help. You watch your phone, willing it to buzz, with no idea if you’ll hear from him. I needed service. I have been in situations where help was needed. Sure. My husband was fired bc she lied. And 90% of the time they never stuck around to here my answer. Something in me had happened that I no longer worried for those things. I have done those things and/or taken my whole family to help in these situations. $5 sorry.” He then asked the other men to show they were sorry too. That’s what I wanted to do—to leave at once, to hurry to my parents. He always asked how he could help. Showing up with a casserole or a hug in the immediacy of crisis is good and necessary. Our Lord had knelt, serving his friends, even as this man now knelt, serving us. They should be in bed, I thought. So I was forced to ask for help. It’s the family’s job to help first, if possible. I try to avoid the “let me know if you need anything” phrase like the plague. In a case where you’re barely keeping things together yourself, how about calling the person and ask if you can fast for them? Had never stayed with them in my life. Love the things shared here. “I’ll call you later.” Translation: I will contact you at some point in the future. . As nice as it is to commiserate with somebody on Facebook, the true Christian actually shows up. She was terrible at her job. Since then I have always wanted to “pay back” that kindness when I could. But I at crazyJackz only give you practical conclusions that are true to real life. For about three months my husband was in the hospital and nursing home. Sister Lilywhite was rather elderly and through her home remedies and prayers my brother was made well. When our daughter was dying of cancer and we were drowning in sorrow in our home, we felt like complete lepers at church. That being said – I find it quite frustrating that people don’t ask for help when they need it. How hard do you have to make it?” I try hard to shut that side up fast, because through my friend, I have learned that for some people anxiety really IS debilitating at times, and it really CAN make it hard to go to church. My son and his family went to church and her sister YELLED at him to leave. We are praying for you and your wife.”. My ward member to help more than I should of. They are the ones who are already maxed out in their own lives & are then sucked dry by someone who takes advantage of their compassion & desire to be Christ-like. If that type of back and forth communication is not possible, then I agree, just do something you think might be helpful. Guys don’t do hints. I knew, even as I dumbly nodded my head that: I had no idea what I needed; IF I figured out what that was, I was incapable of asking for help with it; and Even IF I should ever feel the need or desire to do something social again (and during those early months what I wanted and needed most was to hunker in the emotional safety and privacy of my home), I would not be capable of calling anyone to initiate it. My critically ill mother who lived with me, passed away last summer. I just want to have fun with no-strings attached. • What could I have done differently to make it easier for others to provide the help I expected or needed and felt I didn’t get? We had been to Church once. Be the person that is an answer to someone’s prayers. You put it beautifully: “Don’t put the burden of assigning service on the person needing the service.”. And it can be lonely. Just show up and do something. Whenever Larry spoke, he sounded far away. etc. But I don’t knock anyone’s testimony. We were about as independent as they come. They’re not wrong to say. I am so sorry, your family went through that and even more so that no one offered to help. Very nice article- Many years ago, I NEEDED help. His actions enabled my sons to see the priesthood in action which made all the difference in our household. It’s fun! Anon, If you want more making out, then you can easily get that. Can I share one personal experience that taught me the power of stifling my pride and actually reaching out to someone who had told me to “just call…”? Members of our ward went out of their way to avoid us in the halls because our situation made them uncomfortable. The fact that so many called and left messages offering help, yet none talked to you at church—makes me wonder if people were wary of intruding. If you have been dating a man for less than 6 months, then it is likely that you are still in the process of proving your value as a potential mate to each other. I asked if any of her kids needed a ride to get a haircut or if I could drop off or pick up dry cleaning and my friend took me up oh both offers. They cried with us and didn’t treat him differently when he returned to church weeks later. He was my Bishop and my YM leader all growing up. and etc., Me having to take the children shopping for clothes for the funeral, and so much more. [sometimes the actual need was met but I didn’t recognize it until later; sometimes I really was expecting too much.] Don’t think he’s looking at you if he’s not really looking at you. Even then, I knew the church was true, but the people were human and very fallible. I found myself examining my own thinking and expectations and attitudes about other people. Wow. They put up a Christmas tree. Nobody wants you to have a nervous breakdown! The ward couldn’t even ask me about my son. Without turning on any lights, I paused for a moment and hit the flashing red button discovering there were a dozen or so messages . 1 service I do as I’m able is to take a hot breakfast to the immediate family on the morning of a funeral. im having a problem with my man. I’ve been stabbed in the back so many times by the people in this church. So when our RS president’s back went out, l told her l was coming over to change her sheets for her. In no way am I saying that the general message here is wrong. Thank you to them. He came to meet me and spent time together for a week. Even if your anxiety shoves you backward several steps, always keep moving forward as much as you are able. I was way too exhausted and overwhelmed to ask for help, let alone figure out what we needed. my friend needed to pick his wife up from the airport. Does he ever stare at you? If you can only make yourself get dressed and ready for church, but don’t actually make it out the door, that’s okay. #2: Did I call on my family to help me also as much as possible at this time? My family was there for me a lot more than any of my ward member were, as they should of been. (Here is how some people learned to cope with death through Facebook.). This article makes me sad. (2) Multiple times I have heard specific needs from someone (generally online) who—just incidentally—lived close enough that I could actually fill the need (or I could locate someone nearby the person or the need could be met without my physical presence). And These Signs Are Just Proof He's Sending Mixed Signals And Isn't Dating Material. This is exactly what I am talking about. They fed my 5 children who remained at home, gave my children priesthood blessings, debriefed my daughter who put out the fire, brought snacks, cleaned our home so his risk of infection was decreased once he returned home, etc. I came to dread the well-meaning “Let me know if there’s anything I can do” phrase. When a guy always puts the ball in your court and says stuff like feel free to call me if you want to get together or let me know when your available...as in he always puts the ball in your court does that mean he's not that into you? Just hang in there!! we are often very flippant about offering help. Perhaps your experience is exactly what your ward needs in order to be able to serve more efficiently? I have several health issues. I could not begin to process the fact that her life and our baby’s life were at risk. To look to man to fix all your problems will most definitely lead to disappointment, because it can never stop mortality from being a hard experience. If they happened all the time, for every crisis, they wouldn’t be the inspiring and uplifting stories that they are. And wouldn’t it be wonderful if someone would just please saunter over to frequent your living room with free maid service. I was glad Larry had thought to warn her that she’d have the nursery class alone the coming Sunday. But don't ask for my opinion unless you can handle the chance of a negative answer because i'm going to be honest. Usually we say this to someone who we know needs help; whether it’s because they aren’t feeling well, or they’re have family issues or … She also received visitors that were too much for her. Frequently when he’s out of town we will tell his wife and kids to come over for dinner. ‘ When I had visiting teachers, I never asked for help and would be very uncomfortable if they insisted on doing something. Now whenever I hear of an acquaintance who has lost a loved one, I no longer call with the vague offer, “If there’s anything I can do …” Instead I try to think of one specific task that suits that person’s need—such as washing the family car, taking the dog to the boarding kennel, or house-sitting during the funeral. Just a day after my 4th son, at 17 months old, was lifeflighted to Primary Children’s because of fear of brain damage from a lengthy, atypical seizure, my dear visiting teacher called and asked what we needed. It wasn’t only the timeliness of her service but it was as if the Savior had reached out His hand and lifted me onto higher ground. After 15 years of struggling through graduate school (3 masters and two PhDs between the two of us) with up to three children, we were starting to establish ourselves on the faculty of a large state university in the Midwest. Thank you for the encouraging stories and experiences shared. If he says yes, then ask him why he hasn't made a move. Surgery became infected and a 2nd surgery followed to clean up the mess. I for one will not allow this church or its people to step on me again. Having been a RS president in my distant past, I will say that being reserved and considerate about asking for help is a good trait. Ask a Guy: Why Men Say They Will Call… and Don’t. He’s a great man! Years ago, as a young husband, I had spent quite a few days and nights at the hospital with my wife who was just six weeks pregnant with our fourth child. Have a family over to share Sunday dinner or to grill burgers on a pretty day. Our Church would be perfect without the humans! What do you believe????? Later, when I started to pack, I saw that Emerson had even scrubbed the soles. I told him I would sit with his kids, while he went. Bless her heart! Even if the branch president misinterpreted, your RS president should have been on the phone with you at the very least, to find out what help you needed and to offer support in whatever way she could have done…. When I was pregnant with my triplets, I had to learn to LET people help me. All I can say is be a helpful family member and be a good friend and then maybe it won’t be so hard to ask them. A couple of meals and a couple of hours of babysitting was the jumpstart I needed. It’s generally been the work of the RS presidencies (in the wards I’ve been in that have such papers). But it was in another state. Sometimes, the best help is the hug and the “I love you’. My son and the Bishops son were best friends. Here are better ways to help Opinion: A care person (or any person who needs help) shouldn't be asked to think about what you can do for them. All of the words of that sentence are literal. Only a handful of my ward showed their respects to my 6 year old son. I said out loud to Him, If you are able to, can you please tell me how to help myself!.. I never thought of that! “Do you need any help?” And just because a majority won’t doesn’t make it any ok than someone who is phrasing their offer generally. Then I’m not going to do crap for you. But I think the best thing you can do is to check on the person to see how they are doing and really mean it. i.e. I know the problems. So no I don’t attended any longer. Emerson found a pan and filled it with soapy water. Just a thought…. Took her two years to convert me. No one called or came over. In short, we were living the dream. When a guy says to call him if you need anything? is it better to just do and say nothing? The relief society presidency came by to “welcome” me to the ward. Pay being short never upset, yet another time in my life would have seen me collect it with interest. ... ditched you to hang out with his friends, or didn't call you back when he said he would. Consider choosing one sister in the RS to share your thoughts and feelings with, so that SOMEONE in your ward can have an idea of what your are going through…. That’s totally ok with me. She was appalled! Let us embark in the service of God! Call me if you need anything!” “Yeah,” my husband nodded, “tell her to call me if they need any help.” If they need any help??? . Also if a guy just keeps sending Good morning messages after a date, you don’t have to feel compelled to respond to all of them (if you did). When people make a specific suggestion of some way they can help me, I feel that they really do care, and I am much more likely to ask them for help. 2. but we WANT to serve and WILL serve if we are given a specific task…. Asking is apart of knowing then doing. Please understand the human part of our Church, is so very flawed! Just like we just need to act, ‘self reliant’ need to work on letting go of the ego that keeps us from calling up their home teacher, vt, neighbor, stranger at the whatever. But does that relieve responsibility of communicating with others? We've gone biking and on a night hike. It's sweet and it means he thinks the world of you. My family recently went through a hard time when my son was diagnosed with a brain tumor and brain cancer. When we have a crisis, we need to be willing to reach out and ASK for help. My wife and I were in the hospital for 2 weeks for surgery and recovery. But it was during that time of pouring my heart and soul out to my Heavenly Father that I gained the assurance that I am loved, that HE cares, and that no matter how cruel or callous others are, there is an eternal plan of happiness that will make up the difference. Hildie is an avid baker and tries to fatten up the people she loves. • Would anyone else have a way to know what I was expecting or hoping for? Even the tiniest movement forward is still a movement in the right direction. . Sometimes, the first place we need to look is not to others, but inside oursleves. One week after the birth of my 3rd child, we moved into a new home. Something else to keep in mind is that sometimes we just have NO IDEA what we can do that would help someone else in a time of crisis. (Happy ending: my wife delivered a healthy baby girl 6 weeks early. I get it, guys can be confusing at times. And I think one of the ways this happens is by serving the way Hilde talks about here and not by just saying ‘call me if you need anything.’. We are all still learning how to serve. It feels so phony to me. After hearing the news of my miscarriage, a friend threw her arms around me and simply said, “You need a hug.” It was sincere and very comforting. No one even cares who you are. He is the Home Teacher to this woman and her family. I was able to understand what she was willing to do and then make a good decision on if it would actually be helpful to me. In a line against one wall stood all our shoes, gleaming, spotless. It’s easier to judge his intentions depending on the kind of relationship both of you have. All were guided by prayer and spirit. Some people have said this to me because they did want to help, but didn’t know how. My Bishop come to the Hospital to see how I was doing and I informed him, I didn’t think I felt well enough for his visit. I begged my husband to let her go. But this family didn’t stop there. Once You Learn How To Know If A Guy Is Playing You, You'll Be More Aware Of The Red Flags While Dating. It’s not BAD, but it’s not very efficient and probably not as truly helpful in the long run. Thank you for reminding me. For women, some specific window of time defines “later.” But for men, “later” just means any time after now. I thought of Jesus washing the feet of his disciples. Let me pick your kids up from school. I know we are all not perfect and we all are struggling to be righteous people. I’ve learned it really depends on the situation and the people involved how things should be approached. As the washer chugged, Larry and I bathed the children and put them to bed. The day I got home after surgery the meals stopped. Ironing? This post and Teresa Bruce’s comments are spot on. Wonderful instructions. It was just what my mother needed and my brother too. Shopping for stockings or ? Another friend took me up on a offer to come and dress her small children the day of her dad’s funeral. people absolutely adored my dad and they love my family and that was their way of showing their love…. As a result, we made some mistakes and ended up causing more trouble for them. Don’t make a friend beg for help. The bishop turned to me and asked if we needed food to be brought to the house. Of course it was. T*I*M*E = HELP. We are on a road traveling toward perfection. He remembered to ask about their school activities and it showed by following up to ask about those activities after the events were completed. “If there’s anything I can do, let me know,” that person would offer kindly. Other clothes lay unwashed in a pile on the laundry-room floor. She and her husband got out of the house to regroup and spend some much-needed time together. I was led to read the book of Job many, many times. I couldn’t tell you the name of two Sister in this ward. I thought when people said it or when I used it, it was always well intended, I never felt it sounded phony or insincere, I really believe whoever said it meant it, but they weren’t sure how they could help. I know that sounds ungrateful, and I don’t mean it to be…. Listen, friends, good intentions are nice but we aren’t a church of good intentions. I am so grateful that my Heavenly Father has given me this way of seeing things: The beauty, the love of God and desire to be more or better than we were yesterday. All helped immensely. I must admit, this post makes me want to burst into tears. Each of us are at different points of progress, and can become a stumbling block for others. Look at that Facebook post! The other thing I so is ask the husband what they would need. While I generally agree that we should be more proactive in serving others, I am an extremely private person. I want to be obedient and live the way my Savior wants me to. None of the questions were easy or comfortable for me to answer, even to myself. does that make sense? How we feel about ourselves speaks volumes. I also learned that there are other times when we need to be gracious receivers of help and kindnesses. Observing = HELP but serving requires us to know it then do it. When you show your man you are a strong, independent woman, he’s going to see you with envy in his eyes. What a fantastic idea! I’m going to bring over a frozen lasagna for your freezer. This Powerful Story Will Convince You to Stop Saying “Let Me Know If You Need Anything” Madge Harrah Updated: Apr. One person dropped off a deli meat and cheese tray with some rolls. When we go into a group with the expectation that the group will not love or accept us, then of course, the group will have a hard time getting to know us well enough to know how to love and serve us when we need it. It made it INCREDIBLY hard to feel confident about anything after that and really took the wind out of my sails. I agree with another comment, that is only our pride. Wish I could have helped you… keep faithful! What a beautiful, wonderful article. That’s totally ok with me. I love adding to that “list.”. That may not be true for you, but when my thinking, my interactions with others, my expectations of others, and my own attention to and care for others changed, so did my life. Here are some of the kinds of thoughts the Lord was kind enough to send my way. I have always read and heard of Utah and Idaho LDS members helping and rebuilding for others, so this really hurt! It’s very hard, often, to know what to do. I want to acknowledge your feelings, and I hope you find yourself in an environment where you feel cared for and can also care for others. She told me, “So many people love you and WANT to help you. No one even asked if there was any thing they could do. After my son died, one of the hardest things for me to figure out was what people could do for me. I asked other family members for transportation. Why then couldn’t she actually TELL someone who was in a position to help or who offered in real life? I liked the post about giving a hug and saying, “I love you.”. Not to be outdone by her brother, Meghan had kicked rocks, scuffing the toes of her shoes. I lived in a ward in Idaho some years ago. Be specific, and you will probably then get an affirmative answer. but sometimes, as members of the church, we do tend to get a bit overzealous in our desires to love and serve…. I get & agree with the premise of this post, but I think that what we need to stop doing is making sweeping statements about what we need to ban from our vocabulary. 'If You Need Anything, Let Me Know': What Not to Say to a Friend With Cancer by Alia Hoyt When Jessica Brandon's youngest son, Drew, was diagnosed with stage 4, T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma (an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma) in 2016, she had a lot to worry about. 7. My husband called his cousin who lived a few miles away in a different ward to come and give us blessings. Not the end of the story. But as you said it puts all the responsibility on the person who is overly stressed at the moment. Check out Bustle's 'Save The Date' and other videos on Facebook and the Bustle app across Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV. Thanks for an important example of “learning to better serve the specific needs of the one”. In your post you note that the person who apparently can’t ask for help DID post on social media about her problems. Several of the other posters on this thread have mentioned that they didn’t actually welcome some of the service they were given. Especially if I had to say a prayer or speak in front of people. I was recently called to the Stake Relief Society and all of our ward conferences this year will have a lesson taught about visiting teaching, both through reading the post and the comments I have some ideas and thoughts I would like to address in the wards. When a guy says he’ll call you later, don’t expect to get a call within twenty-four hours, or even in the next few days. If a guy say's that, "Call me if you need me" it may be to, get a friendship or to get some discreet relationship with you. The plan was for him to stay home with four sleeping children and have his 8 month pregnant sister-in-law pick his wife up at 10:00 pm, who would have to drive 40 min home after dropping her off. I think the simple concept of rephrasing to HOW can I help? Sister Lovell, I am sorry that you had such a horrible experience. I opened the door to see Emerson King standing on the porch. Another idea for funerals is to take a supply of a paper goods to the family since they’ll likely have a house full of guests and everyone may be too exhausted for extensive clean up efforts. I know he cares about them and would want to help in any way he could. As should we. Earlier that evening, I’d received a call from my hometown in Missouri telling me that my brother, his wife, her sister, and both the sister’s children had been killed in a car crash. I commend you for your faith and hope that someday you too can KNOW for yourself that the gospel is true. Another phase I’d like to see eliminated is, “I love him/her to death.” And even worse when they add the conditional, “but . I knew that if I had asked, I would have been looked down on for not being able to take care of everything myself. I have say love this, Yes I felt like I’m drowning , The ten minutes visits , with the throw line . Maybe it’s a lack of confidence in our own abilities or maybe we are being overwhelmed by our own personal crisis’ that you aren’t aware of because we are good at hiding the negative…. TONS of casseroles!) My question is the same as it was when my husband first went into the hospital on the middle of October 2014, “WHY” is the members of one ward so different than members of another ward???? I learned from this experience that sometimes we need to take the initiative to be doers and not just talkers, just like my friends did. 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