Today was my last day at work! It’s so hard to leave such great friends. They have helped me through the worst time in my life. They are my family away from my family. And always will be. But it is time for me to move on to the next phase in my life. I have done all I can here and need to get back to my family and reconnect with them. After all, it’s only been 24 years since I moved from home.
I’m very excited about this next step in my life. It is also a tough time, because it means I’m moving forward from a very sad time in my life and I want to make it very clear to everyone – my daughter was by far the best thing I’ve ever done in my life and I don’t see how I could ever achieve anything else greater.
God has given me this opportunity to serve out the remainder of my life doing what he originally intended my life to be. I am not sure exactly what that is yet, but I do know it begins with reconnecting with my family. I need that and they need that.
My dear friends here know that I’ll always be eternally grateful for their generosity, kindness and loving friendship. I’ve never had such great friends as I’ve had here in GR. What a great send off – so touched by everyone coming and sharing food and conversation. Your gifts were so thoughtful, but most of all your time and friendship is what I’ll truly treasure always.
This is not goodbye, but it’s I’ll see ya in a while!
until next time,