Thursday, August 20, 2009

Not Too Significant

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.

4 comments:

Cathy said...

It is weird how insignificant RA can become when listening to what is going on in others lives. Thanks for sharing.

tharr said...

Yes, it really does put everything into perspective.

I just learned last night at work that she and her husband had just been granted the adoption of her sister's 2 children. Her sister was killed in a car wreck 1 year ago.

Melinda said...

great blog I also have Rheumatoid Arthritis

tharr said...

Melinda,
Thanks for dropping by. I hope you will come back.