What Else Can You Do?

Jul 20th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

We recently had an employee pass away from a massive heart attack. The loss has left a big hole in our hearts, and our team. I have to compliment my staff. They have all stepped up to fill in where needed. Still, it’s hard to carry on each day as certain things or customers bring back memories and the reality of our loss.

Then, as one of my drivers was on the freeway, a dump truck in front of him lost a tire, which flew over the hood of the tow truck, slammed into the windshield, struck the light bar and landed on the truck’s bed. Thank goodness my driver wasn’t hurt (pretty shaken up though, as you can imagine) and he was able to drive the truck back to the shop.

Next one of our drivers called to say the brakes our medium-duty gave out. He was able to get himself and the vehicle he was towing safely into a vacant parking lot. Again, I am really thankful no one was hurt, but another truck down.

And just yesterday, another driver called and said a hydraulic line broke on the heavy-duty truck he was driving. Yeah, not what I, nor my husband, wanted to hear.

Doesn’t it seem there are times when nothing goes right and you ask yourself, How much more can I take? I do know, however, at times like these I am glad I have my husband to lean on and I and I know he’s glad I’m here for him too.

Sometimes I think you have to just give a big sigh – give each other a hug – and have a good laugh.

What else can you do?

I received an email today that gave me the laugh I needed. It listed some “truisms” and I thought this one said it all:

It’s ironic that moms ask if we think they are made of money. Isn’t that what MOM stands for? Made Of Money?