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BurstFit Day 2 - Shoulders and Legs

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Ow, ow, ow! So I didn't think my muscles were too sore from yesterday's workout until I started today's workout. I couldn't even use the weights for the work-out as most of the weight exercises were arm extensions, which was too hard to do holding weights. So I did it w/o weights, which was still hard. But I sure felt good when I was all done!

So, yesterday morning I came to work in a good mood, probably still on my adrenaline rush from my workout. But that quickly changed. Shortly after arriving at work yesterday, I found out that an old friend of mine from college, her husband passed away unexpectedly on Sunday. He's only a few years older than I am. I'm not sure what happened, the obituary did not say. I'm friends with my college friend on FB, but don't feel I'm a close enough connection to ask her what happened and she's a private person and hasn't said on FB what exactly did happen. I just feel horrible for her. Not only for losing her husband and best friend, but also for the difficult road ahead of her. His passing not only left her as a widow, she is now a single mom to a 6-month old baby boy who was born with a muscular disability. From what I've read about his very rare disability, the first 3 years of his life he will need 24-hour care and will have to be hooked up to breathing machines and watched to make sure he doesn't stop breathing. He was also have to be fed through a port as he cannot swallow on his own. She and her husband have been battling this for the past 6 months, as well as battling with the in-home nursing service that doesn't always provide them with the nursing care they need for their son. Also, the survival rate of an infant born with this disability is very, very low. My heart breaks for her knowing she lost her support system, the father of her only child, and there is a strong possibility of her losing her son in the near future too. God creates miracles, so I just pray that her son survives and provides her with some happiness as she moves on with her life. This is such a sad story and has been something I've had weighing on my mind since I read the news yesterday.
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    I am very sorry to hear about your friend and all she is going through. It does make a big difference just being there to listen and support her in whatever you can do.

    Prayers are going up for her, family and friends. emoticon

    emoticon for peace and strength to get through every second.
    1566 days ago
  • CANDOK1260
    i am saying a prayer for your friend and her son like now
    1599 days ago
    I am so sorry to hear the sad news about your friend's husband. And, having been widowed with 2 young children many, many years ago, you are so right that she lost her support system and in this case that is so difficult. I will pray for her and her son. I believe in miracles too and know that, by the grace of God I was able to get through this.
    The best thing you can do is listen if she wants to talk. No need to give advice, just be there. One of the nicest things anyone did was take me out for a cup of coffee. To get away from the house and all the memories, if only for an hour, really helped.
    You might not be close enough for that but just be in touch and there if she needs you.
    You are a good friend.
    1600 days ago
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