Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I miss him already~

How lucky I have been for the last seven years to have a GREAT friend as my boss. We have become like a little family and he has been such a huge part of my life! Everyday the girls and I would walk with Kirk for coffee and start our day with giggles, teasing and supportive friendship.
He had a pretty rough patch in his life a while back and he often says its because of our love and help that he made it through.We have felt the same way numerous times. Having a boss that understands that you have a life outside of work and who will do anything to make it easier is such a rare occurrence.Well last Friday we were told he would be going to another store and I seriously felt like someone knocked the wind out of me.We all did! We quickly threw together plans for a little going away party and there were lots of tears mixed in with the laughs...
One of my favorite quotes is "here's to the friends who become family" And we feel that way about our group. So I know we will always keep in touch, I will continue to be "Auntie Karen" to his precious girls and he promises to come by at least once month for coffee. But it doesn't change the fact that we wont see him everyday, that he wont walk by our office and scare the heck out of us,we wont hear his (very off key) singing from his office, his Saints football stuff is all packed up, and the girls photos are off his desk. It is just too sad!
Kirk thank you for always being so darn fun to work for! We have been so spoiled by your kind heart and friendship.


Chloe Krikac said...

Oh my goodness, what a sweet post. This makes me so sad... he will be truly missed, but will remain in your heart forever. What a great boss, and friend!

Cougarnana said...

Karen, I'm trying desperately to see Kirk in that picture but I can't. He doesn't look anything like I remember him. Where is he going? Wow, it's hard to believe he was at the same store for 7 years. Who is your new SD? I'm sorry that he's going, there is nothing better than having a great boss, but good luck to him and to all of you!