Never underestimate the impact you can have on someone’s life..

I think we’ve all had that one person right? I mean I know I have, and only hope that someday I can be that person to someone…

Never underestimate the impact you can have on someone’s life..

In January 2011 I interviewed with a man named Jeff, for a job at CAT. I was a newly divorced single mom. I had been a stay at home mom for 15 years, with no degree, and no work experience. I was not qualified. There were several candidates he was interviewing for this role. Jeff chose me. On my first day of work, I asked him why on Earth he chose me. He told me he was raised by a single mom. He told me he knew Id show up every day and work hard, because I had to, my kids depended on me. Jeff spent every single day for 12 weeks with me, sharing a cubicle and teaching me every system CAT used, and gave me all the tools to do my job. He had the patience of a Saint. I was lucky enough to meet his amazing wife Mary, and we quickly became luncheon girlfriends. Jeff and Mary would come to my son’s games, and share in my children’s lives. Jeff believed in me always, even when I didn’t believe in myself. I would tell him he was like my guardian angel…now he truly is. He passed away recently. I can only hope he realizes what an impact he has on my life.

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