Posted by: Author | August 8, 2011

Sadness and a Bit of Dread

My sister is only a year and a half older than me and we shared many things through the years. Her best friend in high school also included me in their fun and we’ve stayed friends over the years. She’s an avid biker and she and her husband belinged to a cycling club. On Saturday, on their ride, he suffered a massive heart attack and could not be revived. So sad. He was 54 and she adored him. They were never able to have children and she lavished all the  love she could on him. She’s going to be so lost now, my heart breaks for her. He was also a colleague of mine in the legal arena as he was a lawyer.

He sometimes drove me crazy when we had a case against each other but he was really a good guy and loved his family with all his heart.  I have a bit of dread over all this as I’m very empathic and I know I’m going to have a tough time the next few days as I always draw into myself the angst and sadness around me. It’s going to be hard on my friend to get through all the things she has to do and I know I’ll probably feel a lot of her pain and sadness when I’m around her.

It’s going to be a long few days. Any prayers are appreciated. Thanks.


  1. Your whole family will be in my prayers. I’m so sorry for your loss, Jillian. If you start feeling down send me a chat. I’ll be around.

  2. That’s so hard. Sending my prayers to you and your family and friends.

  3. Oh, no! He was so young! I always start to say I can just imagine what she’s going through, but I can’t. My heart goes out, and my prayers go up, to your friend, in the hopes they help her through her grief. And you, my friend, will also need to grieve. Hang in there.

    • Thanks Laurie- I appreciate it. I’ve been over at his office getting files that I can cover cases on and his secretary and I have been crying and swapping stories about him. It is so sad.

  4. Oh Jillian, I am so sorry. We are supposed to be good at words but they escape me in times like this. I’ll be thinking of you and your friends and holding you in my prayers.

    Sending a hug and wishing there was something to ease this for you.

    • Thanks Lavada. You’re right- there are really no words, just hugs and prayers. Thanks for being there.

  5. So very sorry, Jillian, Death is so hard to deal with in a youngish person. His wife must be devastated. You both are in my prayers. Rita Bay

    • Thanks Rita. Yeah, it’s really hard. He was so active and this was just stunning and a big shock.

  6. Such sad news! I am so sorry! Please know that lots of thoughts and prayers are going out to your friend and to you and your family, too!!!! And lots of hugs!

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