I'm very sorry to reach out, during such a difficult time. I wish to extend my condolences to you, for the loss of Tammy.
These are going to be quite a few words, but I feel I really need to write them out to you, and I thank you ahead of time, for reading on... I admit I didn't know Tammy, for very long. However, her past actions have left a profound effect on not just myself, but my family as well. Before I even knew who she was, she retired from her job in 2015, after many years of service, at Praxair. Her departure from the company left an opening... An opening that would eventually find me, in December 2016. Leading up to that time, I had been unemployed for about 6 months, and recently moved into a house with my wife, and was left feeling very afraid of losing everything that we were fortunate to have, at that point.
Then, I found a job opening at Praxair, which I was fortunate to get... I was quickly brought in, and soon afterward, I was told of a wonderful woman who recently retired, and likely was the reason my coworkers needed an extra set of hands. I fit right in here, and I was eventually able to get my livelihood back on track. Currently, my house is truly a home, and my family is happy and healthy. I believe that if I didn't get this job, perhaps my life wouldn't be what it is now. And I believe that I have Tammy to thank for that. When I learned of her passing, I began to realize that I never thanked her.
Some people might not believe in fate or certain things that were meant to happen. But, I believe in my heart and soul that had she not retired, I wouldn't be where I am, right now. Her past action(s) helped me, and it brings me to tears because I'm not sure that she ever knew just how something she did for herself, for her own happiness, something that we might think is totally unrelated, could end up helping someone rise from a low point in their life. Tammy is, in my mind, the reason I was able to work towards a better life, and a successful career, thus far.
I wish for those of you who are survived by her to know that I am forever indebted to her, even if someday I myself, somehow don't actually retire from Praxair. I am thankful for her, every single day. It may not seem like much, but what she did helped a man (that she hadn't met yet), helped his wife, and his sons, all of whom she never met.
May God bless you, and yours.
-Hassan D. Green
Hassan Green - Friday July 14, 2017 via Condolence Message