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A timely update-Life is good.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Flower beds are planted and baskets of flowers-
from the children-are hanging on the shepherd's
hooks and the lawn has been mowed. Life is good.
More rain predicted for the weekend. The garden
has not been tilled and is too muddy for planting.
Life is good.
I will officially retire as an EMT tomorrow. It has
been 27 years and 3 months and a wonderful experience.
I will miss the challenges but it was and is time for a
younger person to take on this responsibility. I stayed
on in the hopes that I would recover my strength enough
to continue to be an asset. Sadly, I do not wish to put
someone else's life in danger if I cannot do my job.
Life is good. I will find other ways to contribute to my
Have a wonderful and rewarding Thursday!
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    We had so much rain here this year that I decided to forgo the garden. Too wet even for container gardening.

    Happy Retirement!
    23 days ago
    Congratulations on retiring. I know that you will fill your time with meaningful experiences that you enjoy.
    28 days ago
    YOU will do this... you are a help to your community by doing the market...

    Happy Healthy retirement...

    29 days ago
  • JAMER123
    Enjoy your retirement, Marsha. You have earned every one of the days. You are a hard worker and I know you are going to be more of an asset to your community. I have been retired for about 15 yrs. from health care and still find many things to help with and enjoy.
    30 days ago
    happy retirement all the people you helped over 27 years all the hands held and a huge shoulder to lean on. you are still a rock and a fountain of strength and wisdom. i am sure the ever ready bunny that you are will find new adventures, i left my job also same reason two physically challenging, havent picked my new career yet but i am having many new adventures . oh the places you will Marsha Good luck and i cant wait to read what awaits you in your next chapter what ever you decide,
    30 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    I am certain you will find other ways to contribute to your community. Remember all the lives you have helped over those 27 years. Thank you for all you did for your community. Not everyone can do the job of an EMT and in small communities I know what a Godsend they are to those who do not readily have access to medical help.

    Enjoy your retirement Marsha.

    30 days ago
    30 days ago
    I too am a retired EMT.
    I wasn't that long, but also worked as a N.A. at the same time.
    My back gave out!
    My last call was a back-up at 1a.m. and that after noon I entered the hospital for scheduled back surgery.
    I have had several careers since.
    31 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Bless all you do for others Marsha. Thank you for the 27 years. Have a great last 2 days there.

    Happy Retirement!
    31 days ago
    Ah, bittersweet to retire from beint an EMT, but you HAVE made valuable contributions to your community and I KNOW you will find other ways to do so that won't tax your energies.

    Blessings and hugs.
    31 days ago
    Congratulations on the retirement! I know you have always been a huge asset to your community! I am so glad you're still able to do so much despite the physical challenges... You post has a tone of resignation, yet you continue to talk about amazing things that take lots of energy! Hang in there, Marsha. You still have breath in your lungs and that heart is still beating!! God's not done with you yet...
    31 days ago
  • JUDY1676
    Happy retirement! I know you’ll find other ways to serve your community!
    31 days ago
    You have been a great help to many in the darkest hours in their lives, Marsha. Thank you so much for being there for them. And thank you for your wisdom in knowing when not to "press your luck". Without that pressure / worry about potential problems, you are free to fully heal and find the next rewarding activity. emoticon
    31 days ago
    You will be missed, I'm sure of that!
    It sounds like you've taken a big step forward with outdoor preparations, I'm just beginning! I have some time now to get some work done and it's supposed to rain 5 of the next 6 days. Oh, well . . . I'm sure I'll find something to do.
    Enjoy your day! emoticon
    31 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/16/2019 8:33:13 AM
    Thank you for serving your community so faithfully for so many years! And I’m happy you continue to recover strength and to do the things that enrich your family and home life. You sound more like “Marsha” with every post.
    31 days ago
    That is a big step and I'm sure bitter sweet in some ways. Best of luck with your new adventures - I'm sure you will still be quite a busy bee.
    31 days ago
    Nice to hear it was such a rewarding career for you. A perfect match sounds like..Happy retirement!
    31 days ago
  • TAMMYB605
    Happy retirement
    31 days ago
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