I started a new post this morning but went to bed before finishing it. When I awoke this afternoon, I had 3 messages from different people that I work with. I learned that a very good friend passed away this morning.
Her name was Janie and she was a young mother of two. She always had a smile on her face and would always come by where I was sitting at the start of the shift and say, "Come on, I don't have all day to wait on you". We worked in the same area so I would walk with her back to her area on the way to the pressroom where I work. Every once in a while I would give her a chocolate covered cherry and she would light up like I had really given her a big gift. It's odd how little things like that just pop into your head out of nowhere.
At times like this, I feel guilty talking about my trials with RA. Janie was several years younger than I and seemingly in good health. If she had any type of health problems, I didn't know about them. She never complained about anything, well other than work.
I will miss Janie. I know I will think about her when I start back to the pressroom and don't have her to walk and laugh with on the way. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.