Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Most Terrible News...

On Monday night, my friend and treatment coordinator Vicki passed away suddenly.

In the 6 years that she had been in my life, Vicki had gone from being an employee to being so many other things in my life. She was words of encouragement when I needed them and a kick in the seat when words weren't enough. She was the highly organized center of my front office team and a bundle of energy that just couldn't stop. Most of all she was my very close friend. A partner in helping my business and in helping my patients. I could always count on her to do "the right thing" and I trusted her with so much.

She was a proud mother, a delightful spirit, and truly larger than life in so many instances. My life is better for having her in it and emptier now that she has moved on to the next plane. Monday night as she left the office we exchanged our usual "See you tomorrow!" evening greetings. Unfortunately this time it wasn't true. I'll never see her again in this world, but I AM confident I'll see her again. Of that, I have no doubt.

As I told the staff today in a closed and quiet office, in a few days heaven is going to be a lot more organized!

One thing I'm grateful for is that we often told each other how lucky we both felt to have each other in our lives. So many times things like this happen and we regret that we never told someone how important they are.

Hug the ones you love and remember life is fragile. I miss you Vicki... and I always will. My life is a better place because you were in it...

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