Saturday, March 14, 2009

Hugs to My Friends

A goodbye gift from my girl-friends!
Last August I made a job change that I was not READY for. I worked for a family owned business that has been in existence for 104 years! Now that is a milestone! I loved this job and my co-workers. They are my friends.
Cowboy and I have had some major life changes these last few years and had sold our home at the beach and were renting for a few months.
Since we didn't have any ties there anymore, it was just not the same. We loved the beach and had hoped to retire there. But your hopes and dreams can change in the blink of an eye...
We decided to move back to our hometown. We moved away 38 years ago and have always been within a few hours away. My parents & sister live here. Pony Girl and Paint Girl are a couple hours away, and another sister is close by.
We ended up buying a small home in a park. I call it my "Casita!" Moving here made my commute to work an hour and 10 minutes one way. It made for really long days. Winter was coming and I was really dreading making this drive. Something was telling me I needed to get off the road. I believed I needed to listen to my intuition. I had put in an application at a major business a couple months prior, and received a call to come in and interview. I got the job on the spot. Some people would call it luck, I believe things happen for a reason, and I was suppose to get this job, because I was not supposed to be doing that drive.
It was so hard for me to go to work the next day, and tell my boss and friends that I was leaving. I have left jobs in the past, and was ready for a change and new challenge. But I did not want to leave. I cried to and from work all week. It was hard to think I would not be seeing them everyday. We have kept in touch, and I believe they will be my forever friends!


They gave me a wonderful farewell! They truly made me feel loved. I miss them terribly!
I love you Lulu Bug, Christi, Kathleen, Carolyn, Barbara, Gary, Pete, Jeff, Brian, and Adam!!

You all have touched my heart in someway and I will never forget you...


she who rides copper pony
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5 comments:

Desert Rose said...

I have been there...and feel your pain at leaving your friends. They will always be in your heart and your heart will expand to make new friends...just give it time!!!

Leah Fry said...

Hand over that lamp and nobody gets hurt ...

Pony Girl said...

Change is hard. I have been at my workplace for 9 years now...and have worked with some of the same people that long. It's very comforting and changing would be hard. I know this has been a tough couple of years for you....but what doesn't kill you will make you stronger and there have been a lot of positives that have come out of it, too!
I love that lamp as you know, I turn it on every time I am home! ;) xo

Saddle Mountain Rider said...

If Leah gets the lamp, i get the dog! Jac says, "dibs on Cowboy!" You need to keep an eye on her. Seriously. I love you, too! Do you ever miss me? Would you miss me if i hadnt told on you that time when we were kids? Would you miss me if the cat hadnt scratched you that time he was on your tummy and i scared him off you?

K. T. Sparks said...

aw that is so sweet! I remember when I left my job and "retired" I cried my eyes out, but as my husband said "she got over it in about 30 minutes!" I know you will always be friends, but things happen for a reason!