Noni: Well...this is it. The first day of my new adventure.
Yesterday was my last day of work at my old job. It was bittersweet. Everyone was sad and crying, me most of all. I love all of my friends there and will miss them so much. Thank you all so much for the cards, gifts and nice words.
It was hard to say goodbye to the residents that have been like family to me for the past 13 months. I tried to hurry and put as many to bed as I could so I could have one last goodbye. One special lady hugged and cried on me for about 20 minutes. I will miss you all so much. But I will come visit. I promise.
Anyway, this morning after coffee, I got busy packing and cleaning some of the stuff that I want cleaned and put away before we go. I was busy running sweeper when the telephone rang and it was Pops. He asked me if I had heard that the company we will be working for has just laid off 1,700 workers. I quickly got on the internet and found that to be true. Now what?!?
He callled our boss and found out that it is a different division and that is why a new division (the one we will be) is being created. Expedited freight is the wave of the future. Well, let's hope anyway.
So back to cleaning and packing.
I am so very excited to be starting this new job, new period of our lives. It seems I have spent a good deal of my life waiting for the days when me and Pops would have "our time." Now it seems like it is here.
I cannot wait to be behind the wheel of a big vehicle again. If you have ever driven one you will understand that sentiment. I love driving. I love driving a big vehicle. I love to travel. I love my husband. I love my dog. And all of that will be part of our adventures.
We have talked for years about doing this but something always got in the way. Too many pets, kids at home or needing us nearby, but now they appear to be settling into their own lives pretty well and it's time to let them be. (Of course, I will always worry and be mom) but I have to trust my parenting skills and let them live their own lives. I will never be too far away that I can't be reached or reach out and help them. They know that.
God has truely lined all of this up in such an amazing way that only He could have. I never stop being amazed at what God can and will do for us. He is awesome. And that seems so lame of a word when I try to describe Him.
Pops and I are both off all of next week. We have to complete our paperwork, get physical for him, take our drug screens and lots of cleaning and packing. We will be so busy. Oh my! Keep us in your prayers and thoughts. I will try to keep you all updated on what we are up to.