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I’ve been robbed…

14 Nov

After almost 5 years with 2 of my clients….Their family has abruptly left the company I work for.

I have been robbed of my chance to say goodbye.

In 2008 I first met the little guys.  Since starting with them I have worked with them at least 4 days a week. 4 days a week for the past 4 1/2 years. I have gone to school with these boys every year. The family and I even joked about picking a local college for them to attend so that I could continue shadowing the boys. I spent more time with them than my own family. They became my little brothers. In fact, the whole family became like family to me. I grew close with the mom, and watched the siblings grow up over the past 4 1/2 years.  I was told I was “part of the family”.

I’ll skip all the details, but somewhere along the way…and I really don’t know where, things went sour last week. And in an instant, I went from “part of the family” to hardly more than a stranger; an enemy even.
And in a moment, I was robbed of my chance to say goodbye to the little boys I love as if they were my own brothers.
The finality of this relationship is a pill I’m not ready to swallow. But not having the chance to see them one more time, and let them know I won’t be seeing them anymore but how much I will miss them…. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to swallow that.

After almost 5 years together…. I have been so robbed.

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