Sad, Sad, and I Felt Them Move

I am sad, just plain old sad. On Saturday afternoon I lost someone near and dear to me. For those of you who don't know me IRL probably don't know that I have been at the same job for almost ten years now. Technically I have six bosses, most of which have been working together for the last 25 years. These bosses have always been like Uncles to me. They have helped to make me who I am.

On Saturday my boss William Andrew Blanchfield passed away. It took this to make realize what these men truly mean to me. I hadn't realized how much they influenced me and what a part they played in my life. Bill will be forever missed, and the office will not be the same without him. My life will not be the same without him.

I could go on and on with stories, but I won't. I will say that Bill didn't have a mean bone in his body and would go out of his way to help anyone. I will always remember the afternoon deep in the middle of our journey, Bill knew I was very down... he went out and bought me this beautiful potted flower to help cheer me up. That was the kind of man he was. He knew how hard we worked to get where we are and he was so happy for us. I am sad that he will not be able to meet the babies.
I will miss the candies he occasionally left on my desk, his sense of humor and wit, and his wonderful stories. Please rest in peace my Uncle and my friend, you are missed. Not a morning will go by that I don't think of you as I walk through the office doors, not a day will go by that I don't remember you as I pass your office.

On a happy note, I am 99% sure I am feeling the babies move and it is AMAZING. I can't wait until Gabe can feel them too.

On another sad note our cat Ozzy is very very very ill. We are having to force feed him and give him an IV with fluids. I sure hope he pulls through this, I stinking love that cat, he had this once before and made it through, lets just cross our fingers that he can again. As Gabe says "he is our first born, and he has to stick around to meet his babies." I love you Ozzy!


Anonymous said...

Oh Baby Girl I am so sorry you are having to go through this (losing Bill) just smile and think that he was here long enouh to learn that you were/are on your way to being a Mommy. he'll be watching over you and those babies now.

How exciting that you are feeling the babies move :) I bet if you tried to discribe the feeling, you would say it feels like butterflies fluttering around. Even though it's been 22 years (YES, it's your sister-in-laws Birthday today) anyway one never forgets that feeling:) Enjoy...it's just the beginning :)

Love you...mean it

Mama Tina

Mimi said...

I am so sorry for your loss honey. So very sorry. I also hope your cat pulls through. Poor baby.

Yay for feeling the babies. Already?? Maybe because there are two in there!! That is amazing. Congrats honey!


Andrea said...

I am soo sorry you are dealing with a rought time right now. I hope you remember good memories even through the sadness. We miss you guys terribly and I think your babies already know you need them to make you smile through some of the rough patches...so yay for feeling them move! We love you. Hang in there and you guys are always in our thoughts! give Oz hugs for us!

Suzanne said...

I'm so sorry for your loss and the sick kitty. My dog was really sick and it definitely wears on you.

Take care of yourself and those little babies!

PS - I'm taking note of movement so I know what to expect! :)