It takes a spot of courage to stand up tall and a bit of derring-do to rise when you fall

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Bittersweet, But Mostly Bitter, And Actually Not Sweet At All

Just an update on the physician who disappeared about six weeks ago. Like was mentioned by Lisa who commented, the doctor was found in her car, submerged in water, in the Oakland Estuary. It appears that she got lost, took a wrong turn and drove into the estuary.

It was painful to see a picture of her weary and resigned-looking husband. It's hard to imagine the wave of emotions that would overwhelm a person in his situation---relief to have an answer, grief that had maybe until this point been kept in check, utter sadness that now all hope was lost. So good to have an answer; so sad that it was not the one desperately hoped for.

My thoughts linger with a family desolated at a time of supposed joy. I know there are many out there. I hope there are moments, even if small, of unexpected happiness for all of them.


Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Such a terrible event to happen at Christmas. The family is in my prayers.

9:54 PM, December 24, 2005

Blogger Left Coast Sister said...

I wondered what happened to her after leaving the area and the story fading from the news... so sad. must be an overwhelming time for her family and community of work and friends...

12:38 PM, December 27, 2005

Blogger Crystal said...

Heart-breaking. I hope he will find solace in knowing that she wasn't killed in a more violent nature. A couple of weeks after your post about that Dr., a Dr. in Houston disappeared, except her keys were left in the door to her office. Her body was found a few blocks over and had obviously suffered a horrible last few hours of life. So sad. I become more affected by these types of cases than anything else. It really opens my eyes and makes me be more aware of my surroundings.

11:37 AM, December 28, 2005

Blogger jay are said...

how terrible. It does make a person a little more aware. sad that it has to be that way....

12:46 PM, December 28, 2005


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