Remembering Our Friend Rep. Quentin "Q" Williams
Thursday was a tough day for me. It was hard as I woke my daughter Gracie and fought through sobs to tell her the news. The grief was there. When I walked the aisles of the grocery store trying to think about something — anything — other than the reality that he was gone, the grief was there.
As I drove to Hartford to join colleagues, we came together and told stories of Q that made us laugh, while we held one another it seemed for dear life, the grief was there. And the truth is, I know it will always be. Because when the people we love, and who loved us, leave us behind, we hold a space that can never be filled by anyone else.
I love Q Williams, and I love how much everyone who ever met him loved him just as much.
My heart is with his wife Carrissa and his mother, Queen, both of whom Q adored and spoke of so often.
I will carry what he taught me, how he inspired me, and the sound of his laugh, the rest of my days. And best of all, his smile.
Oh, my friend. I will always remember your smile