Friday, February 09, 2007

Empathy

I got word last Sunday that she had died. Leukemia. Her husband was my friend, a coworker from years ago. They have a 14-month-old little girl.

Today is the funeral, and I'm having a hard time getting out of the house. Had a hard time getting to sleep last night as well. Empathy, like none other I've experienced. The pain in my chest is so severe and the tears just keep welling up. I hurt for what I know these next few months will bring for them. And I wonder why some of us experience this kind of loss at a time when everything else in our lives and our marriage and our family held such promise.

1 Comments:

Blogger amanda said...

God, I feel that same sucker-punch to the gut everytime I hear that someone else has died of horrible fucking leukemia.

4:42 PM  

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