Great friends are always tough to find

Published 9:17 am Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave and impossible to forget.

Well, I’m here to tell you I found them, couldn’t leave them and will never ever forget. There is no physical way that I could personally thank each and every person that has helped in one way or another in the loss of our home on Jan. 24 due to fire. The outpour of prayers, gifts and kind words have been overwhelming.

There is an equal balance of good and evil in this world, but when a tragedy occurs it is amazing how “good” will tip the scales over. To our family and close friends you have taken on the sorrow as if it were your own. Shaun and Greg Crutchfield, even though the loss of your own father you were still there. How do you say, “I’m sorry” and “Thank you?”

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The logging community has been awesome. You guys are only tough on the outside, but don’t worry, I won’t tell a soul (*wink wink*).

To the Atmore Police Department, I’m not sure where to start, Public Safety Director Glen Carlee, you are a wonderful and caring man. Chief Jason Dean I could not ask for a better boss and friend. Sgt. Jimmy Jay, the adoption papers will be ready for you to sign on Friday.

To the rest of my BIG brothers and sisters in blue, I could not ask for a better family and could never thank enough.

The same thanks and feelings go out to Sherriff Grover Smith; you have been there through every hardship I’ve been dealt with in my adult life. Chief Deputy Mike Lambert no matter what the weight you were always there to lean on, love you bunches.

To the fire departments, Joel you did an incredible job big man, how do I thank you enough for picking me up. Chris Smith, darling keep doing what you do, you have found your calling in life, so much wrapped in a little package makes you bigger than most.

The rest, well it is what it is. Touchable memories all gone, but stand by, new ones to come and I wouldn’t want to share them more than with anyone else than you amazing folks,

The Lord showed me my blessings the day that I thought I lost everything; He showed me I have everything I needed. May you trust God that your are exactly where you are meant to be….but, Lord, just to mention, I do so miss my Justin boots, they were broke in just right, I’m just saying.

Mary Hasting

Formally of 4240 Hwy. 41 Brewton