Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Remembering

We lost a colleague at work this week. She'd been gravely ill, but had also been extremely private about her illness, so most of us didn't see it coming until it came.

Which, I suppose, is how life is most of the time.


10 comments:

Niksmom said...

I am so sorry for the sudden and surprising loss of your colleague. Hugs.

pixiemama said...

So sorry.
xo

Dr. Claire said...

It's such a shock... One of my colleagues was just diagnosed today with stage 4 lymphoma after coming back for the semester three weeks ago with a swollen leg. I am so sorry for the loss of your colleague... and I'm praying for my friend not to pass as well. Work places make for oddly intimate, yet distant friends.

Dr. Claire said...

And I had forgotten what Jan. 27 means to you... It is truly the dark of the winter...

MOM-NOS said...

Thanks, friends.

Claire, I'm so sorry to hear about your colleague's diagnosis. You're right - work relationships are a unique blend of familiarity and distance. It makes a loss like this hard to process. And, yes, the phrase I've found rolling around in my mind all week is "in the bleak midwinter."

kristi said...

Wow, so sorry to hear this bad news.

mommy~dearest said...

I am so sorry to hear. *hugs*

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss and your grief.

kristina said...

Thinking of you and yours.

Ange said...

I am so sorry. A coworker of mine died suddenly years ago, had a cough and ended up being cancer. I knew nothing about his life but at the same time so many intimate details. It was so difficult to process and since I no longer work there, I catch myself thinking like he's still there. He blogged, and his wife keeps up the blog w/ pictures of the boys that I knew as cubicle art and happiness... and the archives are still there. I still check in after all these years, just to know. Know what exactly, I'm not sure.