Tiny little shoes, impossible to fill

I've had agents retire over the 24 years as a broker owner and that has usually been a celebration.  I have also had agents leave and they are no longer actively licensed, but have moved on to other avenues in life from stay at home mom to builder. But this week for the 3rd time I lost one because she died. I have a giant hole in my heart and I'm not sure how long time will have to pass before I feel better.

Nancy Ewing was an amazing agent. She had been an agent since I was 4 years old.  And even though I was her broker I learned so much from her. And while some of it was old school basics, some of it was her pushing me to be and do better.  She treated and talked to me like I was one of her kids. She talked to me like I was one of her kids.  She has 5 grands and over the 18 years she was in my life and in my office I got to spend time with the oldest 3 of them. There is art and thank you notes from them in our office and photos of all 5.  This photo is me between Nancy and Joe Walton, my two top producing agents for years.

When you spend day in and day out with someone for years at work they become family. There was one day last year when Nancy watched my grandson for a little while when I was out of the office when Abigail had to drop him off at my office because something came up that day. 

We've laughed together, we've cried together and we've laughed until we cried together. We liked the same TV shows, the same books we both had a love for silly socks. Nancy's "closing socks" were made my "miss mismatch" and for her last birthday I gave her socks that make your feet look like puppy paws.  We also liked the same jewelry and so many times we gave each other the same thing for Christmas because our tastes were so aligned. 

I'm going to miss Nancy something terrible.  She was filled with unfiltered sass and we had that in common too. I'm sharing a link to her obituary because it's filled with the humor that was Nancy and it will give you a laugh.  The day she died a redbird came and sat on a limb and waved it's wing at me.  I feel sure that was God's way of letting me know Nancy is good in his presence. 

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Comment balloon 29 commentsTammy Lankford, • October 23 2019 06:01AM
Tiny little shoes, impossible to fill
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I've had agents retire over the 24 years as a broker owner and that has usually been a celebration. I have also had agents leave and they are no longer actively licensed, but have moved on to other avenues in life from stay at home mom to builder… more