I haven’t written for a few days now. It isn’t because I haven’t wanted to blog, but rather because I really want to find the right words. I have a lot to say, but not sure I can do it justice.
My girlfriend lost her mother early this week. This is a tragedy. Though I did not have the chance to meet her mother, I have been lucky enough to hear about her. By all accounts she was an intelligent, funny, hardworking and earnest woman. Her recovery from what had been expected to be a fatal stroke only proved her tenacity and strength. She is gone too soon and she is missed.
My girlfriend, despite her belief to the contrary, is a well liked person at work. As such, many people went out of their way to offer support, wise words, condolences, deep hugs, and meals of chicken and potatoes. Being far from home, my girlfriend has had to rely on less than her normal support network. I hope we have been enough.
This week’s Perfect Moment is the warmth in people. I have seen it before, but each time it reminds me not only of the humanity in all of us, but also the capacity to want to help others. Despite being in a job in which this is supposedly ingrained, it isn’t always on display. It was wonderful to see that people could really rally for her.