This is a tough situation that I have been really struggling with and know I just need to buckle down and get it done ..... A very good friend of mine ( she is like a 2nd mother/grandmother) was holding a family reunion at her home later this summer. Most of the guests were driving in from out of town. I made her invitations and have been helping her plan parts of this event. Her husband of 50 years has been been very ill but just found out earlier this week his cancer is terminal. He is in the hospital but due to be released w/hospice tomorrow. She called to ask me if I could please make her a letter/card to mail out to the family letting them know the family reunion is being cancelled. (There are no other family members willing to host). She had no ideas on what exactly she wants said except "she trusts me on my choice" . She really didn't want to (couldn't) talk about it and just asked me to let her know when they are done. I want to help in anyway I can since these are very dear friends. I can't for the life of me figure out how to word something like this or what is appropriate ..... any ideas ? I leave on vacation soon so am under a serious time crunch here This is all she gave me to work with Regrets family reunion has been cancelled She did say she would like to mention it is due to her husbands terminal illness but didn't know how to word it. She doesn't want to give too much information but also doesn't want to be too vague because she doesn't want everyone calling her for more information (?) Thanks for their continued thoughts and prayers The original card was a one side announcement from a printer and this one will be the same so it doesn't need to be anything long winded.