Here are some of my favorite comments on our website from last week’s True Story, which was a look back some things I wish I could change. By the way, if you have missed any of the previous stories, they are all here on a new special page:
Jerry, this one was a kick in the gut. It was tough to consume.
I think you could write a book called Chicken Soup for the Car Dealer.
Oh, Jerry…I’m sitting here listening to you on WOAI and reading this newsletter doing a very big ugly cry. You have been far more of a blessing to so many than you will ever know! Since we cannot undo the past and tomorrow is not promised, we serve at the Lord’s pleasure today.
Jim- (Former employee and licensed Attorney)
Jerry, we all have regrets. There’s one I don’t regret. As you know, I went to work when I was trying to get sober, but hadn’t yet. As you also know, I had a rough time for a while, until I finally got sober. This coming summer, God willing, I will have 25 years of continuous sobriety. The car business was about as far away from my training and education as one could stray. Working for you allowed me the time to get sober, and it was a hell of a ride. Working for you provided me a safe space, lol, allowed me to recapture some dignity, was a fun ride, and I made a lot of lifelong friends. That was one thing I will never regret. Love you and Thanks.
P.S. I got to meet BJ when he was a kid, and he was like his Dad-a hell of a guy even as a kid!
It’s taken me a week to be able to tell you how much this story affected me. My daughter was born the same year your son was born and I truly can’t imagine losing her! You poor thing! I’m so sorry for your loss. I can see that you are comforted by your warm memories of your sweet son!
Wow! Tears in my eyes! Your best story yet!! It’s wonderful how open and honest you are!