G O O D B Y E S
The clock is ticking down to 2 of the hardest goodbyes I have ever faced. Two colleagues that I have worked with for 11 years are moving on. Both of them special in their own unique ways. Both of them will be missed more than I can express here with my words. Right now, like them, and others in the office, I'm burying my head in the sand and ignoring the countdown of days... but I that damn clock is ticking steadily in the background and not giving us any extra moments.
This is another curve on the path I am on. I am strong and I will manage but I have a bank full of memories to tide me over the bad days. I know they to will have bad days as they forge a new paths for themselves but like me they are strong individual women and they will not only survive but thrive.
This simply reinforces my belief to always tell the people in your life how you feel about them. One day in some form or the other they are not going to be around for you to be able to express it to them. But remember you will always have your memories - so make them good ones.
To Wendy & Sarikha - both of you are more than just work colleagues. You are friends. You have been shoulders to cry on. Friends to laugh with around the lunch table or vent about husbands, kids and mothers-in-law. We've shared animals and anniversaries. Learnt about different cultures from each other. Sarikha while you've had your baby girls, my boys have gone through school and Wendy's have gotten married. We've moved offices twice, had the roof blown off one, had 2 weddings and 10 birthdays since 2004. You have both walked the path with me with Kyle and supported me when I've needed it most. I will treasure our friendship for always as I know you will. And I know both of you will thrive as you step onto new paths in May.
I will end with this quote :