I want to take this moment to say Thank You to a very dear friend. She lives in Arizona and is
one of the most caring women I ever met let alone supervised while working at a Shelter for Women & children victims of Domestic Violence. The position as a shelter attendant is a very stressful and emotionally challenging job. Her love and understanding for the victims who passed through the doors of freedom , I am sure touched more than one woman and child.
She has her own crosses to bear, her husband of many years passed away last March. Her beautiful daughter has moved to Flagstaff to attend College.
She has supported me in all the decisions I had to make while working as the Domestic Violence Services Supervisor and then the Coordintor, often over extending herself to do whatever needed to be done. She was my right arm...and kept me organized and focused. I know she hated for me to retire and after I moved to Oregon, her job became even more stressful with other managers making decisions that she has no say in.
I love her and respect her and miss her every day. Today I got to speak with her and her voice was music to my ears. I made myself a promise to call her weekly, just to tell her that even if I am miles away I will be here for her. I know as she reads this she will feel embarrassed and yet I think, proud of who she is. Stephanie, you are Special and I know you have earned many stars in your crown. Dry up those tears & don't forget to Breathe and take care of yourself.
Happy Thanksgiving to you!
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