This seems to be the season of finishes or milestones in our lives. My daughter turned 20 on Wednesday and that marked the end of having teenagers in the house. My husband is the one with the big "finish" as he will be officially retired on December 31. We've been thinking about this and planning for it for at least 18 months, but the transition has not been without its bittersweet moments. My husband and I are of a generation who spend their entire careers with one company. He has worked in the transportation industry and has had continuous employment for over 37 years although the particular company he worked for has been sold twice. Leaving after that much time does give one pause and we've both questioned a few times in the last month whether this is the right decision at this time. Ultimately, though, we have both know the time is right and we are ready to move on with this new phase of our lives.
We'll be spending some time with our family this weekend so I'll take the opportunity now to wish you all a very special holiday and much happiness.