My boss's son just died. I never met him and yet I'm terribly saddened by the news of his passing. Though this does bring up a whole host of unresolved feelings for me, that sadness is eclipsed by the sadness I feel for them...the family.
I'm sad that it was sudden and there was no chance for his family to say goodbye.
I'm sad that his three-year-old daughter will grow up to not know her father.
I'm sad that his wife is left alone in this life to take care of their daughter.
I'm sad for the road of grief I know my boss and his wife will now have to travel.
I'm sad that they know this road well, having already buried on son.
My heart wants to make it all go away...make it all better for everyone. But my head knows there is nothing that can be done.
Rest in peace, JJS. Please, if you can, watch over your family from wherever you are. I know they're going to miss you terribly.
Remember to tell those you love how important they are to you. Because sometimes you just don't get another chance.