Sheryl Sandberg Wrote That She Feels She Will Never Experience True Joy Again After the Loss of Her Husband, Dave Goldberg
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg posted a long, emotional essay on Facebook to mark the end of her sheloshim, the Jewish period of 30 days of mourning, after the shocking death of her husband SurveyMonkey CEO David Goldberg. The couple were on vacation in Mexico when Goldberg fell off a treadmill and died from severe head trauma.
Sandberg wrote, “I think that when tragedy occurs, it presents a choice. You can give in to the void, the emptiness that fills your heart, your lungs, constricts your ability to think or even breath. Or you can try to find meaning. These past thirty days, I have spent many moments lost in that void. And I know that many future moments will be consumed by the vast emptiness as well. But when I can, I want to choose life and meaning.”