I come to you with a heavy heart today. A couple of weeks ago a friend and colleague of mine lost his mother. He came to me and asked me if it ever gets any easier and I couldn’t help it, I started sobbing. We talked for a while, I gave him all the hugs and support possible, and I was brutally honest with him. It does get easier, but it takes time. Then pain, however; never truly goes away, but it does become bearable. I won’t lie, it was hard attending the viewing. I didn’t know his mother, but it was hard to see my friend so heartbroken, and also, death makes me relive my loss, but that day was not about me, it was about my friend. So, I closed down the office & we all went to show our love and support for our fellow colleague, because we are a work family, and that’s what families do, they come together in times of need.
Today I heard the unfortunate news that my friend’s husband committed suicide last night. I’m at a loss for words, I have no way of knowing how to support her other than just being here for her, offering my condolences, a hot meal, watching her child, letting her vent, or cry, or scream, but somehow, it just doesn’t seem like enough.
I feel so completely helpless, and I’m not trying to turn this around to make it about me because it’s absolutely not about me, not at all, but that doesn’t make it any easier.
If you could keep my friends in your thoughts and prayers, I’d greatly appreciate it.
Love & life lessons,