We all have them, people who make a bigger impact on our lives than we can ever describe.
For me, one of those people is Jen Harner Sims.
Jen was one of my pastors when I lived in Florida, but much more than that she became a trusted friend and confidante.
From the first day I met her, I liked her. We went through a lot over the years she served as one of the Pastors of my Church. Lots of belly laughs, awesome hugs and more tears than either of us would want to remember.
When I was laid-off from my job she was the one who I called to vent. The morning my mom died, she was the voice I needed to hear, she is the kind of person who provides comfort just by being there.
It was a sad day when Jen, her husband Michael and their son Luke left our Church to minister in Ocala, but they have continued to thrive there and I know their impact has nurtured that community just like it did ours.
There are many days I could use a good Jen hug, but I hold memories of her close and am thankful she walked across my life.
Today is Jen’s birthday, I hope it is filled with laughter, happiness and amazing hugs!
Happy Birthday friend!