Loss

November 20, 2012

  Someone passed away here yesterday.  The man who died was a husband and a father.  He leaves behind a wife and two young sons.  He was D's age and we've been told that he died suddenly at work.  We didn't know him well but Sky would occasionally play with their older son, and I'd just spoken to him about our kids over the weekend.  My heart is breaking for this family. 
  Death on Kwaj is doubly hard.  Their family can't drive right over or fly in to help.  There is a strong community here and they are are wrapping their arms around this family but it's not the same.  His wife will have to make arrangements and then travel, probably soon, whether she wants to or not.  And because of the nature of Kwaj, this family will lose their home and the children their school and friends because of this.  The family's housing was attached to his job and while I don't think the family will be rushed out of here, they can't stay indefinitely.  I can't even begin to imagine what they are going through and I don't think there are words to describe it.
 

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