lovely co-workers

I have heard some awful stories on other blogs, and on glow, of fellow babylost moms returning to a very insensitive, inconsiderate work environment. Many co-workers say idiotic, insensitive things (well-meant or not), or don’t acknowledge the huge loss at all (sometimes even worse). I’m not one of these moms… my co-workers rooted for me, left me tons of facebook messages of support, and validated my loss with supportive words, hugs, and condolences as soon as I was back. I felt comfortable discussing some of what I went through with them, even.

I received two large sympathy cards right after I lost her, but today I received a gift that was truly from the heart. My co-workers all chipped in to buy me this memorial stone for the garden, and a tree ornament:

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“They who we love and lose are no longer where they were before… They are now forever in our hearts.” Avalon, December 13, 2012

Author: Mother of All Things

Mother by fostering, adoption, and marriage... wife to my best friend... Bay area critical care nurse... travel in my blood, reading in my bones, clean food on my mind!

One thought on “lovely co-workers”

  1. Amazing. I dread going back to work. My co-workers were amazing through all this (the whole company took up a collection to help with funeral costs), but I dread the “helpful” words that are to come.

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