Coming Full Circle
Often times it's easy to get caught up in the small details of life and forget to look at the big picture. Our big picture over the last couple of years begins and ends with our friend Jason.
Jason Rowell hired my mom over 6 years ago and somehow got all three of us to move from rainy, beautiful Oregon to hot, sticky, humid and overflowing with kindness - Nashville, TN. Our first year in the south we kept looking at each other and saying, "Can you believe it? We live in the south. What in the world are we doing here?".
Jason and his family welcomed us with a rousing bowling game, an intense ride on a mini race track and an unbutton your pants southern meal. I think I may have passed on the fried pickles but was definitely impressed by everything else. :)
Jason later moved on to a position with Scout and when the time came to put our condo on the market, my mom didn't waste a second thinking of working with Jason. Nashville is booming right now and there certainly wasn't a shortage of realtors but for a plethora of other reasons it felt most important to us to be in the hands of a good friend. A friend who welcomed us here and would soon send us off on our new life.
This isn't an ad or a sponsored post to drive business to Jason. We aren't even close to being that cool yet and that's not our intention. In fact I'm pretty sure he doesn't know we were going to write all this. Jason and the Scout team blew us a way and we want to recognize their amazing work and the significant effect Jason had on us during our time here in the south. He showed us that companies founded on friendship and service change the way you look at life and interacting with others. He helped us over a huge hump in the moving forward process and we will be forever grateful.
My only complaint is that he introduced me to Goo Goo Clusters at the end of my time in Nashville instead of at the beginning. Seriously?! :)
Thank you Jason for everything. For welcoming us, for becoming a good friend and for helping us to move forward in a very difficult time.