Another Blue Monday

My dear friend, Spy, called me yesterday to tell me a classmate of ours from high school passed away. I have known this girl since we were in Kindergarten, some 40 years or so. We were in Brownies together and went all the way through grade school, junior high, and high school together.

She was 44 years old, the same as me. She died of pulmonary fibrosis at Johns Hopkins University Hospital. She leaves behind a husband of 23 years and 2 children. She was attractive, smart, and a highly accomplished woman. She’s gone. I can’t fathom it.

In other news that made me sad, my BFF is leaving for her first trip to Israel tomorrow. She is going with her family and a synagogue group and will be renewing her wedding vows while she’s there. She and her husband will celebrate their 20th anniversary in August. I couldn’t go to her wedding b/c I had to work in my parents’ store. I won’t be able to witness the renewal of vows either. It makes me sad.

Gather ye rosebuds and friends.

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6 thoughts on “Another Blue Monday

  1. HEY — you were saying you needed some time away from the boys — Just take a couple of weeks and go to the anniversary.

    (Okay — maybe not realistic — but at least worth dreaming about).

  2. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. You’re absolutely right about valuing all of our time with friends and family. Life is short. On that note…seize the day and set up a weekend getaway with Wine Guy. Adventure Guy and I went through a bit of a funk recently too, and I know that taking a little time without the kids was a key to getting back in good spirits.

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