I just found out the wife of one of the guys I used to work with died suddenly on Wednesday of a heart attack. She was fifty-one. They have a daughter in her mid teens.
Sometimes I find myself wondering off on tangents about our policies here. We get a two week bereavement leave when one of our spouses die. It is generous, but it seems absurd to expect someone to bury their spouse, get their life back in order, and be back at their desk in fourteen days, just like before, like nothing happened.
Pray for the family.