Thursday, July 30, 2015

My days are numbered

Well, I can't believe it but tomorrow is my last day of employment.  After almost 28 years here and 50 years of working I will be a lady of leisure!  I have lots of things planned for my retirement.  I'm just wondering if I'll have time to do them all.

My childhood friend sent me some lovely flowers today.  I almost shed my first tears.  Tomorrow they are holding a retirement party at 2:00 pm and I'm afraid the tears will come then.  It is hard to say good-bye to the many friends I have made here.  They truly are my work family!

The first time I came here  I was 7 years old.  I came with a dance group and we danced for the patients. I never forgot that experience.  When I came to work here in 1987 I knew it was meant to be.  

I've seen so many children's lives changed because of the treatment they received here.  Services have expanded considerably since the hospital was founded in 1948.  In it's beginning it was an inpatient hospital only.  We now provide outpatient services as well as therapeutic services in schools throughout Oklahoma.  We have served almost all of the 77 counties in the state.

 It's a happy place to be!

 Just some of the great people I work with.  I'm right behind the lady in the back in the pink shirt and next to the young man on the right in the white shirt.


Meryl Baer said...

Congratulations on your retirement. The parting may be bittersweet, but the joys of life as a retiree beckon! Enjoy!

Olga Hebert said...

Best wishes on your retirement.
(Kind of hid yourself away in that picture;))

Arkansas Patti said...

Congrats on your retirement. From my experience, you will miss the people you work with and for but will love having the time to finally do what you want, when you want. Enjoy.

Judy said...

Congratulations on your retirement! Enjoy the days to come!