Because one of our precious friends has passed from this world to the next.
Unexpected. Shocking. Surreal. Our broker pulled several of us agents who were attending a continuing education class at our local association office from class and broke the news to us that we had lost one of our "work family". We only had a few minutes to compose ourselves before going back into class and trying to spend the next 7 hours focused on Real Estate. When all we wanted to do was curl up and grieve the loss of one of the most cherished members of our team.
Jody was a cancer survivor, a fighter and one of the classiest ladies in the world! She had the most upbeat and positive outlook of anyone I have ever known. She was at the home of her daughter, resting and recovering from a biopsy; she laid down for a nap and slipped peacefully to her place in the Heavenly Kingdom.
|Stovall Realtors' Facebook photo for October, Breast Cancer Awareness month - featuring our own "superstar" - Jody|
Our tears are not for Jody, who is now in perfect health and communing with her Creator, but for our tremendous loss.
And the thought that has taken firm root in my mind is that we simply never know when we will be called Home. We never know when someone we love will leave this world. Let us never take a single moment for granted!
Jody, I will miss you, pretty lady! You have been an inspiration and encouragement to me and so many others. I know that every moment in your new digs will be "just ducky"!