Monday, March 22, 2010

Time to share

I am happy and hopeful for the first time in a really long time. I suppose I should be a bit more clear…..I am elated, excited beyond words, my heart is jumping out of my chest, and I was told by a dear friend today, that “you look amazing….you look a lot different”. So that led me to think……”do I tend to not look decent on a normal day?” Just kidding I knew what he meant, I look HAPPY, and my friends I am.

Most of you know how passionate I am about the Susan G. Komen For The Cure. I can say with almost 100% certainty that we have all been touched by the horrific disease of breast cancer in one way or another. I personally missed out on an entire life of having my grandmother by my side, being my cheerleader, my beacon of light in the dark, my encourager, and my support, due to being a victim of this awful illness. The time to find a cure was yesterday, it takes legislator, volunteers, survivors, passionate sisters, mothers, daughters, aunts, brothers, grandsons, friends, and staff to devote energy, time, and love to an organization designed just for that………… find a cure.

I am blessed far beyond what words can express to be part of the staff at the Tulsa Affiliate of Susan G. Komen. I accepted a position with the affiliate this afternoon, and have not been able to control my heart from more or less jumping out of my chest with enthusiasm. As I gave my resignation to my current job, I think my boss could tell I was over the moon, I am sure my gignormous smile didn’t give it away at all. He could simply say…………….I can’t sit here and tell you I am not sad to see you go, but you have to do what makes you happy, life is too short to not be happy doing what you do day in and day out, I can't be the one to stand in your way.

So after 3.5 interviews, LOTS of prayer, hours of sleep lost, LOTS of prayer, conversations had, a letter of reference from a great friend (thank you Yale), LOTS of prayer, thank you letters sent, throwing myself into my current job, and more prayer I got the position. I have never been so nervous, so anxious, so excited about a final decision as I was about this one. So those adult decisions…………..they have been made, and what an amazing feeling that is.

Love you,


  1. CONGRATULATIONS Jennifer! That is so exciting and I couldn't be more happy for you! What great things are happening for you! I too know what it is like to grow up without a grandmother due to breast cancer. Susan G. offered to help me a few years back with a scare I had when I had no insurance. I am proud to know someone who is working for the cure! Way to go sista!

  2. Jen, I am ecstatic with you!!!!!! :o) My heart soared as I read your post. Your joy shows through every line. It is truly a blessing from God to do something every day that you love and are passionate about. May He continue to bless you, guide you, and use you in an amazing way @ this new position.

    Contrats!!! :o)


  3. I'm so happy for you and this new chapter in your life....I hope it turns out to be the dream job you've been searching for and waiting on for years!! May God bless you in this new journey, and new direction in your life!! Love you girl!!