Thursday, February 25, 2010


This has been a tough week. Work is crazy, my schedule is a nightmare, I'm exhausted, I haven't had any sugar since February 1 and Diet Coke in a week- but that's ok, I'm not complaining.

I am thankful.

One of my co-workers died unexpectedly this week. She was 33 years old and had a 4 week old son. I didn't know her well but we had been involved in some projects together in recent months. In the short time that I did know her I learned a lot about her.

She loved her husband.
She loved her family.
She was so excited about having a baby.
She was so thrilled to be having a son.
She was so good at her job.
She had a great sense of humor.
She had a whole life ahead of her.

I can't stop thinking about her and how unfair it is that she's not going to be able to see her son grow up and to be his mom. And how sad that this baby won't know the woman who gave him life, who wanted him so much and who such hopes and dreams for him- for all of them.

And as I pray for strength for her family, I say prayers of thanksgiving for mine- and prayers of hope for all of us.


Christine said...

That is so sad.

Anonymous said...

I read her obituary by chance, and wondered about her life, this precious little boy, her husband, and her prayers are with all of them. No grumbling about the little stuff.

Lora said...

I've been thinking about this since you posted. About what sort of thing can happen to a new mom, and if it can happen to the mother of a 4 week old, surely it can happen to a mother of a 4 year old and how there are no guarantees of a tomorrow for any of us.

And here I sit, wishing this terrible winter away, not knowing what the future holds.

dana said...

Such a tragic and sad loss. I'm heartbroken for their family, too.

for the love of a house said...

How sad. How terribly sad.