Numb {Word of the Week}

June 13, 2014

This week has been an emotional week for me. I found out some really shocking news as I went into workon Monday morning and it has been in my thoughts ever since.

It has left me unable to concentrate, unable to sleep properly, unable to function with my day-to-day life.

This week a lovely lady lost the love of her life, the man who has stood by her side for as long as she can remember, three beautiful girls have lost their dad and life as they know it will never be the same again.

Tragedy happens all around us every day, you hear about it on the news, we read about in the newspaper and we listen to friends talk about their tragedies. The blogging community has also felt it’s fair share of tragedies over the past three years that I have been blogging. It is however when you know just what that person meant to someone, when you what plans they had yet to come, and when you know just how someone you know’s life will never be the same again that you really feel the effects.

As strange as it sounds it has been comforting to go into work, to talk to my colleagues and be that shoulder to cry on (although I’ve cried on more shoulders than those who have cried on mine). Mr Boo has of course been there for me, like the husbands and partners of my colleagues however I don’t think that he ‘gets’ why I am upset about someone who was not a relative, not necessarily a close friend but ‘just the husband’ of someone I work with. I love Mr Boo dearly but I don’t think he understands how I can place myself in that situation, how I empathise with my friend for her lose, how we all are lost for words, how we are all left feeling numb by the tragedy.

It is with a heavy heart that my word of the week is… Numb

Numb

Linking up with…

The Reading Residence

9 Comments

  • Caroline (Becoming a SAHM) June 13, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Aww you poor thing, and your poor friend. Sounds very sad and I can understand how upset you are. Its just so close to home and I don’t even want to imagine how hard it must be for her as the thought is too terrifying. No wonder you’re numb. My thoughts are with you xx #wotw

  • Kim Carberry June 13, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    So sorry! Hugs x

  • Iona June 13, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    What truly sad news. Sometimes the right words can be hard to come by.

  • Lucas James June 13, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    A tough week, for you as well as your friend. I’m sorry, and hope that the next little while will be as manageable as possible for all those involved. I know exactly what you mean about your husband finding it difficult to understand the connection – I cry at posts occasionally and he to struggles to understand why.
    Take care of yourself, and again, I’m sorry.
    Lucas

    #WOTW

  • Louisa June 13, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    I am so sorry that you’ve received such tragic news. You friend must be in pieces, I cannot imagine how I would cope without my partner. x #wotw

  • we3three June 13, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    i have had a similar upset so i can completely relate to your feeling of numbness (not sure that’s even a word!) ive had a massive reality check this week as a result of our sad news, life can just change in a minute. #WotW

  • Stephanie June 13, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Oh that sounds a tough week, but I’m sure your friend appreciates all the support you’re giving.

  • The Reading Residence June 15, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Oh, Sarah, what a terrible thing to be going through. I totally understand, as it’s the life not lived, the family hopes not realised, and pain that you know she’s feeling that is hurting you, not ‘just’ grieving for a man you didn’t know. Numb is how I’d be, too. So terribly sad and devastating. Take care x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  • Sharon Powell June 16, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Oh what a tough week for you. I totally understand why you feel so sad, I would too. Sending big hugs x #WotW

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