Sunday, February 8, 2015

Mixed Emotions?

 

June 30, 1976 was my first day of employment at RCH..over the past 38 plus years I have made many friends..some are just more special than others..

Some people the connection is easy and the friendships continue even when the working is done.

I have been most fortunate to have a few of those kinds of friends during my working life..

People come into your work  life and they also leave,  be it job changes or retirement..

These past couple of months have been both exciting for us as we are counting down the days to the next phase in our lives…

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but it has also been very sad..a lady I work with..one who was one of those ‘special people’..was diagnosed with ‘terminal cancer..

It was been difficult to be happy about our lives when she is fighting for hers…

She was a bright ray of sunshine everyday..always happy and smiling..everyone loved her..

A little dose of reality as to how short life really is..

after less than two months since she was diagnosed she passed away last Thursday..

Heaven gained an angel this week..Rest in Peace, Val..10941828_10155138232485304_8820447680890193173_n

15 comments:

  1. I am so sorry for your loss, Sue. I suspect that Val would be very happy that you and Doug are following your dreams.

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  2. I am sorry about the loss of your friend. She was much too young and two months was so quick.

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  3. Too sad Sue--may those memories give you comfort!

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  4. a sad story indeed... it is encounters such as these that helped push us along to an early retirement and we are so glad we did to this day some four years later...

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  5. So sorry to hear about your friend. It certainly is sad to have those we care about leave us. Now it's time to get on with the rest of your life though.

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  6. Sorry for your loss Sue. I am sure you are both better for having known each other and you will always have your memories of her. All the more reason to appreciate every single minute of life.

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  7. I join the others in expressing my condolances. Yes it is a reminder of how fast our time passes. Grab the good days, they are few.

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  8. Hugs to you Sue at this sad time. I do know that being such a wonderful friend, she wants you to enjoy your life and think of her with joy and happiness.

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  9. So sorry to hear of the loss of your friend, Sue...and so young. Life is so short and you never know what it has in store for you - a good reason to follow your dreams as soon as possible...and why we did.

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  10. We just lost a long time family friend from the dreaded ALS disease. He also had a well defined retirement plan. It did not work out. It furthers our desire to live the best we can now because....well.....we never know what life will deal us.

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  11. So sorry for the loss of your friend Sue, sometimes life just in't fair. Take care . Hugs

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  12. So very sorry, Sue...I worked in a hospital for a couple years and it's hard to lose a patient/friend.

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  13. Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend Sue.

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  14. Oh Sue, I am so sorry for your loss!! She was so young...very tragic! I do believe she would be so happy that you are living every minute of this precious life we have been given. Sending hugs your way!

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