When I went to work at my current employer, I was greeted with open arms by a group of smart, strong women who supported each other. Each accepted me as one of their own in some way as mentors or simply through their friendship and support.
That was ten years ago and, one by one, they have retired and left. The last of them will retire today.
I am over-the-moon excited for my friend as she has so much waiting for her in this next chapter. She has a wonderful family and farm chores and hobbies she enjoys. Best of all, her first granddaughter is due soon.
Life is good.
She and I both enjoy Snoopy and the Peanuts gang. The Snoopy calendar, pictured here, used to sit on her desk. Now it’s on mine. She gifted it to me a few weeks ago as she was cleaning her office.
I will treasure Snoopy as I have treasured her friendship. Today we’ll have a party for her and then she gets to spend her days taking walks, caring for her animals and being the best grandma ever to a new baby.
As Snoopy says, happiness is a new day. Congratulations and best wishes, Monica!