This week, we received some very disgruntling and saddening news.
K, my co-worker, is leaving our office to stay at home with her sweet baby girl. She came back to work for several months after her maternity leave, so we were used to having her back again, and now she’s leaving us.
This is kind of awkward to write, perhaps, because K is my only co-worker and “real life” friend who knows about my blog, so she’ll read this, but we are all very sad. I cried and had to restrain myself from sobbing loudly and losing any semblance of dignity.
I think I’ve written about this before, but at work, there are four of us girls who are paired off into two “couples” — L and I are “work girlfriends” and H and K are work girlfriends. K is the maid of honor is H’s upcoming wedding and they’ve worked together for seven years. The four of us share an affinity for Vera Bradley and I especially love K because she shares my same sarcastic sense of humor and appreciates my comedic timing. I don’t know what I’ll do when she’s not around to appreciate my asides and my random comments. The guy with the desk next to me is, to all intents and purposes, deaf and his sense of humor runs more to knock-knock and Laffy Taffy jokes. K and L’s boss thinks it’s important not to show a sense of humor at work. H is in a different section of the building from us (because she’s muy important and has her own window office) and L gets really focused on her work and doesn’t hear my snarkiness.
Plus, she’s also just sweet, funny, an awesome cook and a fellow book lover who lends me all kinds of good reads. How could we let such a girl escape from our office?!
It’s such a blessed thing to have so many lovely, lively co-workers, but K is going to leave an open spot in our office that will make her irreplaceable.
The one upside: since she’s going to be a stay-at-home-mom for a few months while she finishes her master’s, she’ll pretty much be required to bring her sweet daughter with her whenever she comes to hang out with us, right?