Friday, June 26, 2009

Friends...

Just a short post this morning to tell you about the end of my workday yesterday...

I was just getting ready to leave work yesterday, when I hear my name over the loudspeaker, calling me to the front office. (I thought that rather strange for a moment, and then I could hear "C", one of our students in a rather loud form, so I thought maybe she was wanting to talk for a few minutes) Anyway, by the time I got to the office, there were many, many people gathered. The employees of the Children's Home (where our school operates out of) had gotten together, ordered a cake, and were having a Retirement send off for me. It was very nice to feel the love of these people - they have been my 'family' for over 13 years, and I love them all. Mandy (Amanda), one of them, actually signed up yesterday to follow my blog! Mandy, if you are reading, thank you for everything, and I am so happy that you are following me - hopefully, we can stay in touch!

Sigh..., another of those bittersweet moments! Good friends, good cake, happy day, sad day...you get it, right? I was finally able to read my card at about 10:30 last night, and yes, I did cry - buckets full!!!

I feel so blessed to have been able to know and work with these people. All are wonderful, Christian, thoughtful, and caring folks, who give above and beyond on a daily basis to the kids that we all work with. There is a special place in heaven for these people!

Take care my friends - off to work I go!

Pj

6 comments:

Maria Matter said...

Awwww, you're loved....because you're obviously a lovely person!

Congrats on your retirement!
take care
blessings, Maria

abraswell79 said...

I've been meaning to sign up as a follower for months...I figured it was time I did so we can stay in touch! I love you and will miss seeing you everyday :( I'm glad you enjoyed yesterday.

chatdumpgirl said...

awww... that's wonderful. Wish I could have been there. So... now we get to have supper together, right? Hubby goes to work at 3:00, so anytime after that is dandy with me! let me know!

Cat said...

Congratulations on your retirement, Patti! It sounds like you worked with a wonderful group. I think you will love being retired! It is a wonderful new chapter in the book of life!
Thanks for visiting and following my friend, Georgia. It can be lonely starting out in blogland!
P.S. It was so interesting to read about your clock!

Pat said...

Awww what a lovely person you must be and i am so glad i know you.
Congratulations on your retirement!
Yes days go faster for me too so i make the most of it :)
Now reading this i want to add more things to your package on monday to celebrate your retirement!
Take care.
Hugs xx
Pat

Lisa Hjulberg said...

And there's a special place in Heaven for you, too, Patti... no doubt about it. Obviously, you were loved and needed and cherished at work. I'm so glad they showed you the love they feel, 'cause you deserve it!