~~Mel~~

~~Mel~~

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Here One Day...Gone The Next...

I don't mean to grab your attention by being so morbid on this fine Saturday afternoon...but something in my life is consuming me and I figure what better place to get out my feelings than this here blog...after all it is a diary of sorts at times.

Last week was very emotional...it started off great...but early Wednesday morning we got an email at work that one of our co-workers had passed away...it was shocking nonetheless as this woman was young (23 years old) and appeared healthy...but our administration staff was tight lipped and would not give any further details. That led the rest of us to wait and wonder what the heck was going on...she was new to our office beginning there in early March...but had made a couple of friends that said she hadn't been to work since Friday and the last time anyone had contact with her was Saturday evening...

So being the women we are...the majority of us searched the paper for car accidents or anything of the sort...even her obituary was nowhere to be found...what we did come across can only be described as shocking...there was a suspicious death in a condo of a young woman in her mid-20s...we all hoped and prayed this was not our co-worker...but after we returned from lunch our worst fears were confirmed...the media had named our co-worker and also described her gruesome murder...she was stabbed in the back - I can't get the mental image out of my head and can't stop thinking about how scared she must have been...not to mention the fact that because she lives alone had our human resources manager not contacted her family she may have not been found for a very long time...

They finally made an arrest yesterday - turns out the family is pretty twisted and she had a crazy uncle (not blood) that seemed obsessed with her...she even had a retraining order against him that recently expired...I can't help but think that our justice system failed her...this poor girl...she was so sweet and always had a smile on her face...I can't even walk past her desk without getting a knot in my throat each and every time...

I wish I had taken the time to get to know her better...she helped me out on numerous occasions in her short time at our office and I can definitely say that although she wasn't there for a long time she will be missed...we are all changed in that we know not to take each day for granted...here today gone tomorrow...it's a sad reality to have to face...

5 comments:

ter@waaoms said...

I heard about that on the news. I didn't hear the details of it, just that it was suspicious. I'm sorry to hear it was someone you knew. I hope she knows now the impact she made in her short time at your employment. I hope you and your other co-workers will take the time to talk about this and not let it eat you up inside. Perhaps a little something with in your office can be planned to honor her memory, a collection of donations to a charity or something. I think it might help.

Hugs

Staci said...

That is terrible :( So sad....

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Oh no, that is horrible. I am so sorry.

natalee said...

my friend i am soo sorry for your loss... my prayers are with her family and with you..hugs

~*~ Melissa ~*~ said...

Oh no, that is so terrible. That poor girl.I'm sorry for your loss :(