Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Goodbye to a Friend and Co-worker

This week I had to say goodbye to a friend and co-worker.  She was my mentor my first (and second and third really) year as a librarian.  I took over her library when she moved to another school in the district.

This week she lost her battle with cancer.  

I hate cancer.

She left behind her parents, siblings, husband and two children.  I can't think too much about her children. It's more than my heart can take.

I will be keeping her family, especially her children in my prayers and ask that you do the same.

By the way, I think she'd hate this post. Ha!  She was a very private person and didn't like a lot of attention drawn to her.  But I feel she deserves at least this.


  1. Sorry for such a loss. Even if she didn't want the attention, I think she would appreciate hearing how you felt and especially she would be glad of the prayers for her family.

  2. Loss at any time of the year is hard. So much so during a time meant for celebration. Prayers being sent for her family.

  3. Sorry for your loss! So hard when friends leave us in this way! Nice that you can honor her with this post!

  4. So sorry to hear this. You have honored her memory beautifully here.

  5. I'm so glad you wrote this. I've been struggling with this loss, as you know. Love ya, friend.