A big shout out to my friends…

Writer’s block has had a grip on me.
So has cancer. So has love.

The cancer deserves little text here. The prognosis is good and this old angler will be around a while.

The phone rang constantly with an outpouring of love and support of friends.

Family and my extended family at TTI-Blakemore supported me in prayers and patience.

My girlfriend cooked such wonderful meals. Heck, I even gained five pounds during radiation! Her love is a true gift from God. I could go on and on about her, but angels embarrass easily.

So many prayers were lifted; God may have grown weary at the mention of my name.
There was a lot of drama between the lines here, but God’s power and grace pulled me through.

I thank you all, for your love.

Now let’s go catch some fish!

BlessiTJ a lucky manngs,
tj

About TJ Stallings

45-year tackle industry veteran Marketing and Crazy Ideas at TTI-Blakemore Fishing Group (Home of Road Runner Lures and six hook brands including Tru-Turn, Daiichi, XPoint, Team Catfish, Mr. Crappie and StandOUT Hooks.) Home of Gun Protect. The opinions expressed in this blog are those of TJ Stallings and not necessarily those of TTI-Blakemore.
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7 Responses to A big shout out to my friends…

  1. headfish says:

    You are the man we all strive to be, the way you handle both opportunities and challenges always with strength, knowledge and compassion is beyond exemplary. So glad the prognosis, relations and fishing are all good, and hopefully just keep getting better…

    Good Luck and Good Fishing…

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  2. Well there was no writers block with this one. Beautifully said, my friend. Thanks for sharing too. Now you can count on the Lord hearing your name brought up even more. I’ll be praying for you too, mate. God is good, and He hears us. Indeed, He loves us.

    Carry on, TJ!
    Blessings indeed!

  3. Ya know, Sonia and I have said a prayer for you every week while in church. I wanted to call about 100 times, but did not want to bother ya. I couldn’t be happier to hear this, not to mention that you found someone to love ya, because quite honestly that is a feet in itself. (joke) At the Crappie Masters Media event here at the St. Johns I fished with Don Collins, and we talked about you non-stop and what you have done for people in the industry….. and we all appreciate that. God Bless you, that amazing beautiful woman you found and that you can get back to your normal life of fishing, enjoying life and being outdoors.

  4. Extremely happy for you TJ. Prayers are important!

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