The last few months have been challenging for us here at Joski Insurance for multiple reasons, but none were more painful than the departure of a long-time employee and friend. Below is a tribute written by the owner, modified slightly for privacy and to fit blog format:
Just over five years ago a person showed up in our office looking for work, and never left for long until last Thursday, 1/24/2020. In the journey of life we all meet people that touch us and help in carrying the burdens we face, but it is far and few between that are so loyal, and real, and devoted. Well, we where blessed to have Lu Reynolds as part of our office our business and lives this last 5 years. She attended weddings, and parties, and births. She stayed until 8 or 9pm to make sure things were complete. She had a smile and loved the Lord like most will never know. She tolerated my crap and would smile at me when I deserved a slap. Last Thursday she left not feeling well. She had not been feeling great the last few weeks, but nothing we thought wouldn’t be fixed with a little rest. Today, 1/31/2020, she leaves the hospital to go home on hospice. I share this story with you all because you have someone in your life that touches you and supports you. Let them know how much they mean to you today, because you never know if they be there tomorrow? I pray you all get to meet and have a Lu in your life. You will want to shout from the hill tops how awesome it was! ~Calvin Joski
Lu meant a lot to all of us here at Joski Insurance; she had been my office partner for years and was more friend than coworker to me. She was one of the kindest and most selfless people I have ever met, and her absence still feels surreal. I can't begin to describe the feeling of emptiness in my heart as anything but losing family, because everyone in this office is family, regardless of their last name. That void we feel in the wake of friend and family's passing is proof of how important they were to us. Cherish the time you spend with people, so both you and they are left with good memories to cherish.
Rest in peace, Lu.