February 20, 2004 in Work

New Life & Death

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Despite the fact that I drank a lot of water and took a couple Advil’s, I still woke up with a hangover. But like a good soldier, I was at my home office desk ready to work around 7:30am. Now here it is late afternoon, and I’m glad the day is almost over. I’m ready for the weekend to begin; no but no bars for me. At least not tonight. I’m having dinner with a friend at Grand Cafe Lux and then we plan to see the movie Miracle. It’s exactly the sort of feel good movie I need right now. You see one of my coworkers died this morning during an emergency c-section. I didn’t know her well, but we would from time to time chat in the hallways. The doctors were able to save the baby but he’s now in intensive care. So we’re all praying that he pulls through. Her pregnancy was complicated, so it’s a miracle that he was born. She leaves behind a husband and a one year old son. To say that we are all shocked by this development is an understatement. It’s also stirred up a whole bunch of emotions within me as she was only a couple years older than me. God doesn’t give us more than we can bear, but some people just seem to get more than there share of life’s troubles.


  1. February 21, 2004 at 7:17 am


    I’m sorry, Ursula.

  2. February 20, 2004 at 9:45 pm


    advil? oh my lordy. my poor little ursula. mama will have to help u.
    that’s horrible about your co-worker. i hope the baby makes it. i also hope that if he does the father can look at him and not blame him for her death.
    you know i don’t believe in that saying ‘god doesn’t give us more than we can bare.’ i really don’t. things that have happened to children and so many people that have caused them to just break is obviously more than they could bare.

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