Sad to know a friend is suffering, the end is near
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
I am having a sad night. I just learned that my very good friend of 10 years, Merle Beth Meisner, is really suffering with her ALS. Its progressing much faster and they cannot seem to relieve the pain and get her comfortable. Her sister believes she will not be with us much longer. I am so very sad to be losing such a wonderful friend. I met Merle Beth on my first day with BP in Baltimore over 10 years ago. We were fast friends and stayed friends as we relocated to Atlanta and later to Chicago. I am so lucky to have made such a wonderful friend on my first day of work at a new company, and I will cherish every memory of our time spent together both in the office and away from work, enjoying our dogs and our coffee, seeing new movie releases together and then eating Pizza at CPK afterwards. Shopping for house stuff after every move. I will miss her dearly when she is gone, and I pray that her pain and suffering is eased soon. This disease is so terrible and hurtful to both the patient and the family that watches it take her away from them, and I promise to continue to support the efforts of the ALS organization in Merle's honor at every opportunity.
I love you Merle and I will always be grateful to have had you in my life. May you find peace and a better rest soon.