Thursday, 16 January 2014

'een fijn mens'


this afternoon I will be attending a collegue's funeral
shortly before christmas she was diagnosed with acute leukeamia, three weeks later she died at the age of 57
this entire week in the office has been strange, all colleagues have been sad, bewildered, undone....whilst working there was always the undercurrant of a sense of loss, we have cried and talked and hugged and sat staring into nothingness

she was a very fine person, optimistic, supportive, authentic, a lovely sense of humour, mother and grandmother; she will be missed

9 comments:

Marti said...

Candle lit on my blessing altar for you and your friends and your friend's family...holding you in my thoughts during this sad time.

jude hill said...

oh these occurrences are becoming so much more common as I get older. still so hard to grasp.

Mo Crow said...

"One candle gives light to another without itself ceasing to burn. The light which has been given to us burns all the brighter for being offered to others."
reassuring words found in an old church in England by a friend long ago

Julie S said...

how hard for you all, what a way to start a new year.

Nancy said...

Thinking of you at this time and sending thoughts of light and love.

saskia said...

goodmorning all, thank you for the kind words and thoughts, they do offer comfort; the funeral yesterday was another chapter in saying goodbye to her...it doesn't get easier, but it is what it is

Patty said...

All words fall short. We just go on and remember. So sorry.

jan said...

Ahhh Saskia, I'm sorry to hear that. What a terrible loss.

saskia said...

Patty, Jan: we know it will happen to us all, but still the reality of it....humbling, painful, sad