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Friday, July 20, 2012

My Last Friday...

and the sky looked like Hiroshima.  I hope this is not an omen for my future.  After Monday I will no longer be an employee of the United States Postal Service.  I am retiring.  Thirty-nine years is long enough.

I was proud to be an employee of the postal service for many years.  I began as a PS3, to a PS5 to a letter carrier, to a supervisor to a postmaster in three different offices.  I have helped in every section I was needed and I did a good job.  I shall repeat, thirty-nine years is long enough.
Thursday this followed me home.  The weather said it was going around but I grabbed hold of it with my mind and dragged it to the farm.  I did not measure the rain.  I was simply grateful it came.
Marcy has had a second opinion and is having more tests.  If you will, please pray, that it can be taken care of in Mountain Home and is not major.  It is a very curable cancer.  Maybe with prayer and healing thoughts we can make it smaller.

Hubby's papers have been processed so maybe after two years, he may have a pay check.  Talk about blessings!


21 comments:

Buttons said...

Oh Gail (Congratulations?) I want to say that but I am sure you are going to miss your job but I do know there is a whole life of things yet for you to explore and I am sure that things are going to turn around."Everything for a reason" even if we do not know why.
I will be thinking of your friend Marcy and hoping things turn out well.
Congratulations Gail you are on a different road now and like those beautiful clouds you never know what treasures await. You are going to be fine. HUG B

SaucyKod said...

Gail, my Mum always used to say "A door closes and a door opens" - that's just the way it is. I have believed this my whole life - Also, "What goes around - comes around" - sooooo true.
I told you it would all work out and it will and has begun. You will be OK, afterall Dorothy :)
Congratulations on your next step into ?retirement. Congratulations on 39 years well served. I am sure there will be many that will miss you and many that you will miss.
Lovely photo with the very odd storm cloud - great capture and I would expect nothing less from you honey. I am away, but just checked in and had to answer this one. Should be home early next week. Take care and ttys. Lilly

jean@pilgrimscottage said...

Oh how nice on your retirement! You can spend more time on the farm. The post office will no doubt miss all your hard work. Glad you got some rain. I cannot believe how dry and hot it's been everywhere. We get some rain in Grenada but, not like the usual during our rainy season. I pray Marcy will do fine and heal.

Cheryl Ann said...

Oh, wow! Gail, that's a long time! My mom worked as a teacher for 40 years. I've got 27 years in...When I saw your clouds, I thought they were the ones we had over our mountains last weekend! Enjoy your retirement...I have about 5 more years to go! :-) Then...FREEDOM!

Full Circle Creations said...

Congratulations Gail. After 39 years you deserve to retire. I'm sure you'll be missed. And I'm so glad you got some rain. And that for your hubby. Will keep Marcy in my prayers.

Holly

Lynne said...

Chapter closing, new beginnings around the corner. I am happy for you Gail . . . enjoy what has been and look forward to some new living. Congratulations and thank you for your 39 years with the USPS.

Sounds like some good news about your sister . . .

Great, really, REALLY great, news about hubby . . .

My best to you and yours . . .

Denise said...

Congratulations on your retirement Gail, a well deserved one after giving all those years to the USPS. Sending prayers and all the healing thoughts I can muster for Marcy, and glad your hubby's papers have been taken care of. The photos were lovely. Thanks for stopping by this morning and have a great weekend.

Sandy said...

Gail
My Prayer Group is Praying for Marcy.

I think a Congratulations are in order for you. 39 years with USPS and Den's papers being processed.

What did I hear.....RAIN!!!! YAY!!!!
Our weatherman lied, it got dark....no rain :-(

Have a Blessed Friday, talk with you later.
Sandy, Oklahomatransient

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm praying right now for miraculous healing! And thanking God for your service to others and for retirement - may it be a pure joy to you. And praises for your husband's (maybe) paycheck. What a great day! blessings, marlene

Sue said...

Praying that all will be well with Marcy and hoping that you will enjoy your retirement after all these years. I have a feeling you're going to like it very much, but it does take some getting used to, as I'm sure you know.

Dave retired two weeks ago and is in the process of figuring out what to do with himself. He doesn't miss that job, though. Not for a minute. It was a stinker.

I expect you will miss yours more, because it mostly sounded as if you liked it. But the way you love that farm, I know you will be pleased to spend more time there.

=)

TexWisGirl said...

the mushroom cloud does not look welcome, but the rain sure was! so maybe it is like your future - scary looking, but will be okay after all... prayers for your sister...

the canned quilter said...

Retirement like everything else is what you make of it. After retiring my girlfriend started her own business from home and is more successful than ever. Just be thankful that you are retiring healthy enough to enjoy it. As for Marcy tell her to keep the faith and she is in my prayers.

Dreaming said...

Welcome to the world of retirement. I hope you enjoy your time as I do mine.

Farm Girl said...

Lovely photographs and I am so glad that rain cloud followed you home. I will be praying for Marcie, Wow, Gail 39 years. That is such an accomplishment.
I know that everything will work out.

Terri Buster said...

Congrats on retiring- I wish you many peaceful and fun filled days. When one door closes another always opens! Prayers sent for Marcy!

Rudee said...

Wow, woman! You sure can pack a lot in one post!

Congratulations on your retirement. I hope your transition is smooth.

I'm sorry to hear Marcy is not well. I've got all my fingers and toes crossed for her.

Those storm photos are absolutely stunning.

ellen abbott said...

You really deserve your retirement. sorry to hear about Marcy. very curable is good. and now that you are retiring, hubby is going back to work.

DesertHen said...

Yes, 39 years is long enough! Time to retire and enjoy the next phase in your life! Happy Retirment to you! (((HUGS))) Prayers for Marcy! I must have missed the post about her as I'm not sure what is going on. (((HUGS))) for Marcy too!

The Golden Eagle said...

39 years is a long time. Congratulations on your retirement!

I hope Marcy will be okay. Sending those healing thoughts.

Mama Zen said...

Congratulations!

LindaG said...

Glad to hear you got rain, Gail. *hugs* on your retirement.
Prayers and blessings for you all. ♥

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