Molly has been the Executive Director of WindWalkers for six years, and will be stepping down as the ED and taking on the very important fund raising role on the Board. This is reason enough for a party...and we invited the usual suspects, prepared some silly poems and decided to congregate at Jill's house for the festivities.
Alex and Molly have had a close relationship for these six years, and like many other clients at WindWalkers, she is sad that Molly will not be in the office everyday to greet her with a smile and a song (Molly's signature greeting).
Alex is about as loyal and caring as they come. She appreciates her friends and will always honor these important relationships in her life, and for Molly this meant writing a story. For weeks Alex worked on her story and sent me four different versions to edit and approve. It was truly a labor of love on Alex's part.
At the appointed hour Alex opened her notebook and read her story to Molly. But it was not just the beautiful words that brought down the house, it was the delivery. Alex has an uncanny ability to pause when needed, to laugh when needed, and to make eye contact when needed, she did not just read her story, she acted it. I cried...and she handed out copies to all her friends.
The following is reprinted with Alex's permission with no edits or changes on my part.
Written by Alex Bender
The funny thing was Alex added the names of the others party attendees seamlessly through her story and edited her grammatical errors as she went along. It was beautiful.