On the death of a life long friend. RIP Jadie.

So I’ve been absolutely shattered today.  My life long friend Shardae’s little sister Jade was killed in a car accident involving a truck this morning.

I’m told that she died instantly.

But this has happened, this horrible and uncalled for death of Jadie, three days after her & her sisters and mother buried their father.

My friend can’t even speak to me on the phone.  I don’t know what to do for her.  We’ve grown up together, we were the two who had all the siblings.  Together we were proud of our big families.  And now hers is in tatters.  They’ve fought their father’s cancer off for two years, but eventually lost the battle last week.  And now Jadie is gone too.

I know I should be consoled by the fact that she’s with her dad now, but what on earth could ever bring comfort to Michelle, the woman who lost her husband and her daughter in less than a week?  How is this fair?

I feel completely shocked, saddened and hopeless.  I’m all the way here and they’re all the way on the South Coast.  I can’t possibly take leave on top of being out of the office next week already.  I can’t be there, it’s as simple as that.

But my heart is.  My heart is broken and in peaces just thinking of what that special family is going through right now, but it’s there with them regardless.

I’m lost, guys.  My poor friends.



  1. Ang says:

    Sheen it is so tragic what is happening on the Coast! So many lives are being lost but what is scary is the age! Since last year there just seems to be a death every few months. It is scary and awful and all too close to home. It makes me feel ill. I just wish these people did not have to suffer the pain. I hope you are ok, I know you will find the words to help make things, even just a little, better.

  2. cath Jenkin says:

    Cry, because crying is what we do.
    Yell, because of the unfairness of it all.
    Rage, because there are not words enough to let it all out.
    Peace, because I wish that for her and her family.


  3. JessicaGiggles says:

    Sending lots of hugs and strength. My mom lives in the UAE and her husband passed away last year. I hated the fact that work was too busy and that I couldn’t get to her to be with her. But in the end she had so many friends and family there that that was a bit of a comfort for me.

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