Sure, he was talking about football…but former NFL head coach Tony Dungy nailed it when he described the balance between work and friendship:
“Hard work and togetherness. They go hand-in-hand. You need the hard work because it’s such a tough atmosphere, to win week in and week out. You need togetherness because you don’t always win, and you’ve gotta hang tough together.”
I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to apply the same principle to what we do everyday on Breakfast Television. Broadcasting can be a tough business – it’s also a heck of a lot of fun. When you get to share the desk every morning with Wendy Sandwith, you gain an appreciation of how friendship and chemistry can add an extra-special element to what you, our viewers, see every morning.
Wendy and I have known each other for almost five years now. We’ve shared loads of laughs…even a few tears. I’ve come to know her beautiful family, and I’m just one of many who share the Sandwith’s excitement as they prepare to welcome another bundle of joy. Wendy will be missed on an hourly basis but we know she’s exactly where she should be over these next number of months. You’d have a tough time finding somebody more passionate about their family.
We spent some time through Friday’s show reading out your best wishes for Wendy, baking some fabulous treats with Gail Hall, and sending Sandwith out in style. Click on the video below if you missed the final few minutes of our show.
Wendy will be back when she’s good and ready. In the meantime we’ll look forward to her emails, her feedback (go easy on me, will ya Wendy?) and her unmistakable laugh the first time she brings her little guy in (that’s right, I’m calling a boy!).
Be well, Wendy. We’ll miss you.