Friday, February 17, 2012

A Sad Day for Our Team....

Today is a hard day....difficult in a way that none of us ever wants to experience.....

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"!  


  1. Janie, so sorry to hear of your loss. I pray that the Lord will give you peace and comfort during this time.

  2. So sorry for the loss of your friend. That must be hard. Several years ago, I also lost a co-worker. I still miss her.

  3. What a wonderful tribute to an incredible lady. Thank you for sharing this.


  4. My sincere condolences to you and your co-workers on the loss of Jody. This was a beautiful tribute to her.

  5. Thanks to you all for your sweet and encouraging words. Yesterday was rough, but today I am focused on the LIFE of this amazing woman, not the LOSS. Thinking about her smile, her laughter and her classy Southern charm. Y'all, this was a woman who named her wig "Tina" after chemo, and joked that she'd never been able to get ready in the mornings so quickly in her life! I'm sure Heaven will be celebrating her arrival for some time to come!

  6. Oh Janie, this is such sad news! You are right, we never know do we. Yes, we don't grieve for our dear friends who have gone home, we mourn for us, the ones that are left and can feel the pain - and painful it is. Sending my love and blessings your way.


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