Saturday, July 17, 2010

Closing a door

They say when one door closes another opens. This week has been a tough week for any of us to accept that logic. After 20 some odd years at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, at a career mom loved, she's been laid off. It's hard to believe. She had a great run there and she has so many great friends she's made. She started as a nurse recruiter years ago and later took over all of the leaves of absence. Anyone in the hospital who has ever gone on leave for maternity, extended sickness, etc., has gone through mom. She's met a tremendous amount of great people there.
She accepted long ago the hospital was being generous keeping her on two days a week. They more or less made a spot for her as she was unable to do the full time job managing personnel's leave. I know she will miss her job and be missed by the other employees. She only one of many being cut in these tough times at the hospital.

In the mean time, she'll have 8 months of Cobra coverage for her health insurance reimbursed by the hospital, then she'll be on her own to cover it. Spending is going to tighten up for a while.

All in all she is in good spirits about the whole thing and says we will get through it. We will. We all know how tough and resilient she is.

She has asked for people not to call right now as she just needs some time to herself to sort things out and get back on track. The exception of course being if you would like to bring her a meal by. Those have always been appreciated.

Oh, by the way, the 14th was her two year anniversary of her diagnosis.

All the prayers you can send are always appreciated.

Thank you for everyones continuous support in the past and in the future


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, Mark, she is a tough one. It's that great Yankee (not the baseball team)heritage. I am so proud to be her sister.

Love to all