Today Was A Sad Day

Have you ever had a co-worker that became a friend… and that friendship eventually made them feel like family? That’s how I feel about C. For roughly the last 12 years she’s greeted me as I started my work day; always with a smile and a “Hello, Tony”!

C and I have a lot in common. We share a strong work ethic, a love for our families, and an affinity for strong coffee. If either one of us got a new box of k-cups we’d be sure to bring the other one to try.

Whenever it was Christmas or birthday time she’d ask me for gift ideas. She had grandkids about the same age as my kids and was appreciative for any suggestions.

She was always the first person to get the excess produce from our garden.

We’d chat, share stories, offer advice… and most of all laugh. C is one of the reasons I loved going to work each morning.

Unfortunately, today was C’s last day at the office. She decided to move on to bigger and better things. She had an injury at work and she had to seek some maximum medical improvement for workers comp. Luckily it’s all sorted now but she’s got a new job and she seems happy to be leaving. Today was a sad day but I’m so happy for her. I’m excited to see what she decides to do next!

I’m happy knowing that even though we’ll no longer be co-workers we’ll always be friends. We already have plans to meet in a couple weeks to have coffee and catch up.

Before she left I made sure to get a picture. It’s the first one of the two of us and it’s one I’m glad I have! Looking at it tonight on my phone made me smile!

Have you ever had a co-worker that eventually felt like family?

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***C, if you’re reading this I know it embarrassed you. For that, I’m sorry, but you know me. I write about what’s on my heart and mind. You can give me an earful when we meet for coffee. 🙂

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