Speechless

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead

I had no idea what to think when JW, one of the co-owners of the company I work for popped his head into my office as I was talking to the Dan, the bossman. He told us to come with him for a second and that he had something to show me. We got to the top of the stairs leading outside and Dan covered my eyes and told me to hold onto the handrail. Somehow I reached the bottom without falling over myself and they led me outside, then uncovered my eyes.

There she was - our new water truck - along with most of the people that work in my office, smiling and clapping.

I'm not one for being the center of attention, but our new water truck? It's pretty damn cool. (I'm just going to pretend I didn't wear the baggiest, sloppiest pants in my closet today and that my eye makeup hadn't dripped off for the zillionth time right before this picture was taken.)


Apparently, when the guys went to ConExpo in March as we were hiking in the Grand Canyon with the Clouds, a few too many beers resulted in a novel idea after seeing one of the exhibitors at the conference. Once our company logo gets put on it, after it heads out to this weekend's tournament, it's headed out to one of our job sites.

Overwhelming doesn't quite capture the initial reaction I had.

Pretty incredible things... I guess I have touched more lives than I am even aware of.

5 comments:

    On May 29, 2008 at 9:42 PM Anonymous said...

    Oh wow, that is amazing! You've got some incredible coworkers there =) **HUGS!!**

    That is the coolest water truck ever!

    On May 30, 2008 at 6:50 PM Ali said...

    Oh Jen, now you know how many people whose lives you truly have touched...Well done...xoxo...

    On June 3, 2008 at 10:42 AM jill said...

    Oh God Jen, that's so...everything.

    so thoughtful, so incredible, so kind. what a great group.

    that brought major tears to my eyes.

    On June 4, 2008 at 10:48 AM lisa said...

    Who would have thunk that a water truck could be so AMAZING????

    Not to mention the guys who thought this up. What a wonderful tribute and a great way to get your messege out!