Sunday, May 13, 2007

The Update

I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get in to update. I found out at 4pm (while on my way home) that it was confirmed that my boss Robin had died in a car accident.

I would have updated everyone when I got home, but I just didn't feel up to it. Instead I drank half a bottle of wine while attempting to remember what I was supposed to be packing. Needless to say, I was a bit of a wreck. I was on a bit of an emotional rollercoaster for the evening.

Right now I'm pretty grounded, but I know that I will still have spells of crying for at least the rest of the week.

Josh and I went to the funeral home for a little while this evening during the wake. I didn't really know what I was supposed to do. I had met his kids a few times, but don't really know any of his family. I've probably been through close to thirty funerals, but this will only be the second where I am not a member of the family. I really don't know how I am supposed to act or what I am supposed to do. I guess I will just have to follow the lead of others.

The funeral is tomorrow morning. I dread it a bit. I don't want to see his kids there. I know that his daughter is in denial, and his son has taken it pretty hard. He looked pretty down tonight, but he seems to be holding up. Everyone is fairly certain that he is going to go to court to not have to stay with their mom. Everyone is praying that he will succeed, and that the judge will allow his sister to stay with him. I assume that they will end up with Robin's parents.

Our office won't be opening until everyone gets back from the funeral. Several people are going to meet at our office and carpool over there. I hope that I don't have to drive. While I was able to hold up at the wake, I know that I will be a mess after the funeral. It's going to be really tough to sit through.

I think that I have a picture of Robin somewhere. I hope I can find it and I'll try to post something tomorrow. It will probably be tomorrow night though. Mini-session summer courses start tomorrow, there's the end of grade entry, and we won't be opening until in the afternoon sometime. We'll be rather busy once we open. Which will probably be a good thing all around.

I hope that everyone had a good mother's day, and y'all have a good day tomorrow.


JOY said...

It is such a shock when something like this happens.

It is nice for the family to know that you were thinking of them.

You spend a lot of your time with your work colleagues and if you are like me grow close to them. I used to spend more time with them than with my family until I gave up work.

I know how hard this must be for you and all your colleagues.

May he rest in peace.

Fatinah said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. Loosing a colleague is hard because you're with them so much. It hurts so deep, which feels odd for a non-family/friend.

the veggie paparazzo said...

What a stressful, awful event. I'm so sorry.

jeannie* said...

So sorry to hear about all of this. Such a tragic and hard thing to deal with. I'll keep you, your coworkers and your boss' family in my thoughts.

Amber said...

wow so sorry to hear about your boss and so sad for the family as well.

ArleneWKW said...

My thoughts are with you, Cory.


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