Monday, March 23, 2009

Aletta

Aletta is more than our bookkeeper at Pebbles... words can't express the love & appreciation I have for this woman, who has become a dear, trusted friend over the past 8+ years. She came to Pebbles from South Africa and we needed each other. She needed a job, I needed someone I could trust...

She is the guardian over the finances who questions everything... nothing gets by Aletta. She, along with our family, carries the weight of Pebbles on her shoulders. She is a master juggler as we work with cash flow and vendors. She is the cheerleader that always tells us, 'we can do it!' She is the reprimander when needed, and yes it is often needed as bookkeeping is much more structured than I am. I can often make her job more difficult than it needs to be. She is tenacious, thorough, practical and real organized. I love to hear her laugh. There are times she can put the fear of God in employees. She has a heart of gold. She lifts me when I'm down. There is no one I would rather talk politics with as we share our frustrations with one another... 'Did you hear about?' I love to listen to her hum along with her country music in her office right by mine.... when she does, I know it will be a good day. When I hear her grunt, I know we have struggles. Did I mention she keeps M& M's in her office just for me?
-Brenda

3 comments:

susana said...

excellent brenda, she covering you from behind... everyone could use someone looking out for their best interest. Personally, I need a gardener.

The Ashtons said...

I always enjoyed her, too.

Becky said...

What a blessing to have a trusted employee and friend. Thank you Aletta for keeping my siser and Pebbles straight and giving her motherly advice when she needs it! Hope to see you this summer.