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Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg remembers late husband, Dave Goldberg, on his birthday

Facebook's chief operating officer shared a post about her late husband, Dave Goldberg, on what would have been his 48th birthday.
/ Source: TODAY

Facebook is a place where we share and celebrate memories with our friends and family. We post words and pictures honoring birthdays, anniversaries and weddings.

We also pay tribute to the people we lost, and find sympathy and support among our friends.

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, recently shared a moving post about her late husband, Dave Goldberg, on what would have been his 48th birthday.

“Today my family and friends and I mourn that he was taken from us so suddenly and so young," wrote Sandberg, 46, tagging Goldberg’s memorial page. "It has been a long 22 weeks, grappling moment to moment and day to day with the often overwhelming void that his death has left in our lives.”

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She shared three photos of Goldberg — one of him solo, another from their wedding and one of what appears to be him as a child. The Facebook executive went on to thank her family and friends for their ongoing support, and to praise her husband's tremendous achievements as a father and CEO of the company SurveyMonkey.

Sandberg said she continues to “kick the sh** out of option B" — a concept she referenced in a Facebook post back in June, in observance of the end of sheloshim for her husband.

“I was talking to [a friend] about a father-child activity that Dave is not here to do. We came up with a plan to fill in for Dave. I cried to him, ‘But I want Dave. I want option A.’ He put his arm around me and said, ‘Option A is not available. So let’s just kick the [sh**] out of option B.’”

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Sandberg who penned the 2013 bestseller “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead,” lost her husband, and the father of their two children, last May from heart-related causes.