the next step

In three more days

I will be the closing of this phase of my life.

I will be retiring.

Actually retiring is the wrong word.

I don't actually get a retirement.

It's more like taking the next step.

Finding out what my God given gifts are.

I'm so looking forward to the journey.


More time with my sweetie, babies and grandbabies.

More time with family and friends.

Finding out what plans  God has for me.

I am so greatful  to have worked for and with some of the best

women I know.  

I'll miss everyone of you but as luck would have it,

I'm also blessed to call you my friends.

So that means lunches together.

Luckily I don't have to say goodbye.

This past Saturday they threw me a "retirement" party.

Thanks Linda for hosting it at your lovely home.

delicious food

great conversation

lots of hugs

appreciated gifts

red velvet cake

(does it get any better than that)

Thank you Marsha, Lisa, Ana, Karen, Nancy D. and Wanda
for making such a special memory for me.
Love you girls.

Also thank you to the husbands who came.
Sweetie, Daniel, Bob and Mark.
(Special thanks to Bob for such delicious dishes)

Cyndi and Nancy C. were unable to make it 
but I love and will miss them too.

And Wanda

your the best boss and friend anyone could ask for.


  1. Wow! I'm so happy for you.

    Congratulations, Deborah!

    I can't wait to hear more.

  2. From one who also recently retired....DON'T BE AFRAID! You will love it and fill your days with meaningful, fun, and creative activities. It is the beginning of something wonderful!