Monday, September 3, 2012
Distressing News Tonight - Lost a Friend/CoWorker
She wasn't the kind of friend who I would invite to coffee or share heart-to-heart chats. She was my boss' boss - Human Resources Director. I was intimidated when first informed 3 years ago that I would be moving to the building where I am now, working for this lady. But she was kind and caring, and made me feel good about myself. I enjoyed hearing from others that she said good things about me. I'm writing this with tears tonight. I just learned she passed away suddenly yesterday. She leaves behind a family - a husband and 4 young girls. My heart breaks for their loss. I feel that I've suffered a loss too - certainly not like losing a family member, but losing a friend. Tomorrow will be difficult. I will need to report to work to offer emotional support to our employees, who will be devastated by the news. She was much-loved by all the workers. I hope that, by being there for the others, I will find some comfort myself. I will keep her loved ones in my prayers. God rest her lovely soul.
Posted by JMS