Happy Friday, Team!
Today is such a special day. I start this Friday’s inspiration by saying Happy birthday to our Chief Human Resources Officer, Maria Dillon-Owen. I am so happy that she is a part of LSSSC. She cares for people and positively influences all who come in contact with her. But, as remarkable as Maria is to me, she cannot replace the one person who shares her birthday, my son, Brandon. It’s his birthday, too, and his dad and I always remind him just how special he is to us.
I have reflected on Brandon’s birthday all week. I have recalled the days leading up to his delivery many years ago. I remember being so excited and scared, but I was ready to meet him face to face. When he was born, I was the happiest person on the planet. I saw his face and knew he had already changed our lives for the better. Today, he will tell you that his mom and dad have always adored him! That will never change. I don’t care how old he gets!
As much as I think about my love for our only child, I cannot help but think about Christ’s love for us. He loved us so much that he gave His life for us. John 15:13 says, “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.″ I don’t know about you, but I am glad He sees us as His friends, not someone so far away that He cannot hear us. I hope you know the love God has for you, and I pray you value it and pass it on to those you get to serve each day. I am so glad you decided to make LSSSC your home, and I hope you will see us as your family away from home.
Happy Friday and thank you for loving people from all walks of life.
God bless you.