Mission Moments

Stephanie

Stephanie has always been close to her friend and Service Coordinator, Annie. Recently, Annie was on vacation, and Steph was clearly missing her. Every morning she asked “Where’s my Annie?” and she’d sit in Annie’s office waiting to join her for lunch. One day Steph asked, “Can we call my friend Annie?” The call went to voicemail and Steph waited for the beep then softly said, “It’s me Stephanie, call me back.” She hung up the phone but not more than a minute later, our receptionist announced, “Stephanie you have a call on line one.” Steph jumped up and grabbed the phone. She held it to her ear for a moment, then slowly but surely an incredible grin came over her face. Steph leaned back in her chair and said, “Annie…It’s me!” The two of them talked and talked, and Steph was the happiest she’d been all week. Just the sound of her voice brightened Steph’s day. It was clear these people aren’t simply staff and client, but a woman who missed her friend, and a friend who isn’t too busy to return a phone call, even when she’s on vacation.

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