|The Good Doctor!|
Our relationship was a joy right from the start. I had not been in Kissimmee long at all when Jill informed me that there were two things that let her know she was going to like me. First of all (and this was crucial) I was older than her. She had not been happy that the previous youth pastor made her feel old. And secondly (and this was weird!) I had bought new ink pens for the youth room. Apparently this had not been done in a very long time, and venturing out to make such an important purchase made me a hero in her eyes. You take what you can get, right? She was special to me for many reasons, not the least of which included her love for the students we served and the fact that she came to the delivery room around 11 PM the night Will was born even though she was taking our youth to the Bahamas on a mission trip at 6 AM the next morning. That is friendship.
|Marilyn & Dr. Jill in NYC!|
Jill still lives in the Orlando area with her husband (and fellow HOF member) Brian Watson. They have adopted two beautiful boys from Russia. I look forward to the day we can get together again, hang out a Cracker Barrel, laugh hysterically, and eat a whole bunch of chocolate cobbler. But until then, Jill- welcome to my Hall of Fame. Overdue, but much deserved! We love you guys!
Because of Jesus,