About eight years ago I hired an assistant who streamlined my work and my life. Because of Tara Brown, Storyline went from a little conference to a small business, and my time went from a few spare minutes to whole weeks of creative openness.
I often refer to Tara as my left Brain. She’s proof the Scriptures are true when they talk about each of us being a small part of a greater body. Without Tara, I’d be without half a brain, an eye for details and a heart for more and more people.
Whenever I travel, I’m often pulled aside by somebody to say how much they enjoyed working with Tara. In eight years, she’s never missed a detail and she’s always cared sincerely for the people we minister to and work with. Tara, you will be missed.
Tara let me know several months go in a tear-filled meeting she was going to take some time off to devote to family and, well, rest. If anybody deserves it, it’s her. And now the week has come when I’ll be saying my formal goodbyes (though I suspect I’ll be talking to Tara even more as a friend).
If you’ve had the pleasure of working with Tara or just the pleasure of getting coffee with her, feel free to say some kind words.
Tara, you were more than my assistant. You became my sister. I’ll miss our daily interactions! You’ve outgrown us.