“I’m the Hammer”

Greg would say I am the Energizer Bunny with batteries that never die. Until a couple of years ago when illness put me flat on back with no energy for months. It’s been a long recovery and I’m still on that road.

So along comes a major move. From almost 3000 sq feet to 300 sq feet. Selling everything. Including closing up a busness. So in addition to the planning, purging and preparing to sell everything, there was the emotional toll of saying good-bye to a full life and business built over the past 2 decades. It was no easy task. It stalled me. My already depleted batteries didn’t want to charge.

So along came Kathy. I have a few close deep friends that I would lay down my life for and cherish to the depth of my soul. Kathy is one of those friends.

Every Saturday, and many week nights after work she would come. I’d tell her, “Don’t come, I don’t have the energy to do anything.”

She’d say, “That’s okay, I’m the hammer, just tell me what to do.”

So I did. And she did.

We cried, worked, shared memories, laughed, cried some more. Kathy made it possible for me to do the impossible.

Proverbs 17:17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother (or sister) is born for a time of adversity.

Blessed with sacrificial friends, on the journey, Jackie

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3 Responses to “I’m the Hammer”

  1. Marilyn Haynee says:

    Love this!! Thanks for sharing!!


  2. Judy says:

    Thank you for your post Jackie!! You’re great and have been a great example of Godliness and a wonderful boss over the years and a continued good friend! You’re in our prayers often and we know God is using you and Greg in mighty ways.


  3. Catherine bowling says:

    Jackie, you were always a shining light to me when I lived in Lenexa, Ks and while working at the GMC! Prayers for you and Greg as you start a new chapter! May Hus face shine upon you and be a lamp Unto to your feet!!


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