Sunday, April 09, 2006

too much bad news

i have really not felt like writing the last few days. it's been another week of pretty horrible news for a number of people i love, but one event tops the list by far: a friend from work lost her husband very suddenly this week. i think all of us who worked with her have been more than a little absorbed by her situation--the entire scenario was about the worst thing i can imagine happening to someone. they were young, he was strong and healthy, they have two small children, and yet, a rare and viscious disease took him in less than two days. now she's on her own, and there is nothing much we can do to help her yet. she is surrounded by a huge and loving family rght now, but they will go home, and then she will have us. and we will help her however we can. but my god, the loss! my god, the pain! and my god, the lonliness she must feel! my heart is just weeping for her.

i am definitely ready for something good.


strangelittlemama said...

oh, that is just horrible. I'm so sorry. I wish you strength in the coming months; as her friend, you'll need extra, I expect.

Anonymous said...

so sorry to hear that - when it happens to anyone, it's horrible. when it happens to someone as young as it sounds like your friend's husband was, it's absolutely tragic. glad your friend has you and the rest of your co-workers to help. she will need that . . . kimmie

Flaurella said...

My heart breaks for your friend. I'm glad she has you to help her through this saddest of times. Friends mean the world at a time like this.