Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A coworker of mine has been very sad lately. I could tell something was up and without trying to pry, I told her that if she needed to talk, I was available. She told me they had just learned that her husband has non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He's 30 years old. They have an adorable little boy who turns 1 this month. My heart goes out to this young family and I've been including them in my prayers. She told me that she went to learn about life insurance for her husband and the insurance agent, not knowing her situation, told her she was still young enough that if anything happened to her husband she would most likely remarry. This broke her heart; she can't imagine this. I feel so sad for her. It just goes to show that everyone has their cross to bear.

I think about Mom everyday and I catch myself trying to remember to tell her things that she would find funny or enjoy. Then I remember that she's gone and I tell her anyway. I still haven't brought myself to go through her things; that will keep, I'm in no hurry. I would like to move my things into the master bedroom soon. Soon. It's still hard to believe she's gone from my sight.


¸.•*´)ღ¸.•*´Chris said...

How heartbreaking for your friend and her family. Way too young...

I still feel the urge to want to tell my folks things. Then I remember. I wonder when that quits? Maybe it never will.

Just go through your mom's things when you are ready. I was forced to clean out an entire house by myself in a matter of months so my brother could get it listed on the market. Guess what? Almost a year later, it still sits, not even a nibble. It nearly drove me insane and I mean that in the truest form. Take your time and do things as you are ready to do them.

flintysooner said...

Very sad, very painful for the young woman and her family. But her husband does have youth going for him and he and his family will need support to fight the disease.

~Betsy said...

I'll keep your friend and her family in my thoughts and prayers.

I don't know if you are familiar with it, but Mario Lemieux survived non-hodgkins lymphoma. He even returned to hockey.

I still tell my mom stuff too. She's a wonderful listener!