Thursday, August 30, 2007

It's Transition Time...

St. Johns River Power Park - Home Away From Home

I may write more about this later. For now, this will do.

I drove home early today from work without Aly by my side. She remained behind. At work. It was a quiet ride. I kept the radio off. I stopped by a company that once again opened their hearts to our kids at the Children's Home and picked up a pallet of donated shampoo and hair products. Leaves more money to be spent on school supplies for this time of year.

I left work early today because I transitioned out. I retired. Aly said it was time. Take some Ford time she said because when Alyzabeth An gets here you're going to be locked down. My retirement will not be your traditional retirement. I will be the SAHP.

Lot of different emotions going on right now. Really hard to say how I feel. Maybe a little melancholy. And happy. Sad only because I am going to miss the drive back and forth to work with Aly. Knowing that she was always close by. At home. On the road. At work. I have always drawn a peace and calm, a strength from her - knowing she was near. I missed her on my ride home today.

And the tomorrows without her near.

LU Aly...

8 comments:

Don and Be said...

God bless you, bro. I love 'ya!
Don

Elisa, Jarrod, Thomas & Zoe said...

Congrats on your retirement!

Johnny said...

Congrats on reaching one milestone (I won't say END) of your life and preparing for another.

Come visit!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Congrats on retirement...
Now you are entering another beginning of your life...
It will be soon...
And you will love every minute of it..
Have a Great Evening..
Kim

Doris & Dan said...

Congrats on your free time!

Keep smilin!

Wendy said...

Change and transition is hard but you are moving onto an awesome new journey!

kris said...

Welcome to the next beautiful chapter of your life, the first page turned. Can't wait to see how it reads.

Hope your heart and head settle into this change with ease and peace. :O)

m said...

Lucky Dawg! Have fun and enjoy. I think Aly is right. Rest up while you can. Looking forward to seeing you three on Monday. I sense a delicious desert in my future.
Marsha