Friday, January 27

My Last Weekend Show With Chris Love

This week has been bittersweet, I have not written much about anything in an attempt to avoid talking /writing about what I really want to write about. But it is now 6 am on Friday and I am preparing my post for Saturday. Which is normally the happiest day of the week for me because it is a radio day, but this week it is a rather somber day.
This weekend is mine and Chris's last weekend show together. Today, Saturday January 28th at around 1 pm Chris is going to announce that he is leaving NOW radio and moving back home to be closer to his beautiful daughters and family.
I heard the news a few weeks ago and I was devastated. Chris and I have become really good friends and I am going to miss him terribly. No one can blame him for his decisions, any and all parents will understand the torture your heart would go through not being closer to your children. Truthfully I have no idea how he managed away from them for so long. But he did, and I am grateful for it. I am grateful for my time with him. In this time together he has taught me so much. Chris is a dirty perv who I have come to adore. He makes me laugh and he does it so very easily. Chris is always calm and never gets worked up about anything. He is never patronizing when he explains things and always makes me feel safe to ask questions when there is something I don't understand. Chris treats me like an equal and is always quick to compliment and acknowledge a job well done. He has been a fantastic teacher and I could not have asked for a better person to help me along in this crazy journey.
So things will be changing for me over the next few weeks. I am not entirely sure what it will look like but I trust it will be what I need for this next stage. That is normally how the universe works, well for me anyway.

So after this weekend Chris and I continue covering the drive (3pm-7pm) for Rachael and Cary on Monday and Tuesday. Then he leaves.
I am so thankful we get to hang out for two more days. It will be nice to see my friend as much as possible before he goes. I am sure our last few days will involve a few tears from me, and more shameless flirting and dirty jokes from him, I would expect nothing less. I can't wait!


I am grateful for my teacher and friend Chris.

I am grateful for this time I have had to learn form such a professional.

I am grateful for how much I am going to laugh this weekend.



Tanya said...

Awww very sad but I can totally understand him wanting to be closer to his daughter. His presence will be missed.

Will you do the show alone now or have a new co-host?

Anonymous said...

Firstly, Congrats to Chris about being closer to his young'in and family. I am so sad to hear you are leaving.....

Joelle - - your post made me tear up. You will do awesome with or without Chris no matter what. My girls said that they would still listen on the weekends because they like your laugh! ;)

Best of luck to both of you - -

Leah M said...

I was listening at 1pm when Chris made his announcement and I was so sad!! Of course, good for him to be closer to his family, and what a lucky place to whoever gets him next on the radio!!
Joelle, I KNOW that whatever comes next for you, it will be the right thing, and you will tackle it with your usual grace and humor. Good Luck!!