Tough news today

pesky1January 8, 2014

We were told that a dear co-worker-who was recently promoted to manager of our division-has horrible news. His wife has less than a week to live. Apparently the diagnosis was unexpected.

We're all taken aback, they have 3 younger daughters (early high school age). For some reason, it just seems so much harder to deal with a man who will lose his wife than a woman who will lose her husband. I can't explain it-I have friends that are widows-many were very young and/or had young kids when their husbands died. It's a tragedy, to be sure, but to hear of a wife dying young- or maybe it's that it's in our peer group-she's just two years older than me-that is what is difficult.

In any event, if you could please send some positive energy to KJ and his family, I'd sure appreciate that. This is a really crummy way to start out 2014.

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patty_cakes

Such a tragedy for a young family to have to deal with. I lost my first husband in an automobile accident at 26, with 3 little ones to raise. Somehow I got thru it, but in all honesty, it took years.

How could they determine it's exactly a week? Usually there's a time frame, 1-5 weeks, 2-3 months, but to be so precise stymies me. It would almost be better if the family didn't know.

My sincerest condolences, pesky.

    Bookmark   January 8, 2014 at 2:54AM
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Annie Deighnaugh

I'm so sorry to hear this and I will definitely send some comfort and courage energy their way. So heart breaking for the family....

    Bookmark   January 8, 2014 at 7:45AM
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happy2b…gw

such a hard situation. sending prayers

    Bookmark   January 8, 2014 at 9:49AM
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emeraldisle624

Praying for them, so very heartbreaking.

    Bookmark   January 8, 2014 at 10:03AM
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joaniepoanie

So very sad.....everyone can relate because we all know or know of someone who lost a loved one unexpectedly with young kids to raise. I hope she is not in any pain....

    Bookmark   January 8, 2014 at 10:18AM
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dedtired

Oh how awful for that family. I hope he has been an involved father now that he will be the sole parent. Does he have other family around to help him? I think I can't even imagine my XH being in that position. He was fairly clueless about the kids lives.

    Bookmark   January 8, 2014 at 10:35AM
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sis3

So sorry to hear about this. Unimaginable grief for this little family. I too hope that the family has a strong support system in place. Also sorry to hear about your own earlier tragedy, patty_cakes.

    Bookmark   January 8, 2014 at 12:12PM
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deedee99

Sending positive energy to you and your friend pesky.

    Bookmark   January 8, 2014 at 12:12PM
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gsciencechick

So sorry to hear. I will keep the family in my thoughts.

    Bookmark   January 8, 2014 at 12:53PM
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golddust

Pesky, I am so sorry for the member of your work family. It is so sad. I wish them strength and comfort.

    Bookmark   January 8, 2014 at 2:13PM
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dedtired

Oh how awful for that family. I hope he has been an involved father now that he will be the sole parent. Does he have other family around to help him? I think I can't even imagine my XH being in that position. He was fairly clueless about the kids lives.

    Bookmark   January 8, 2014 at 5:57PM
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jan_in_wisconsin

So sorry. I will keep this family in prayer.

    Bookmark   January 8, 2014 at 7:17PM
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springroz

I am praying for them. that is heartbreaking.

Nancy

    Bookmark   January 8, 2014 at 11:40PM
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