Today, after nearly 47 years of working at the same place, my husband, Bob, retires. When he started working, the summer after his 1973 high school graduation, the place was called Chef Boy-Ar-Dee. Today it has been renamed ConAgra Foods. It has seen so many changes over the years.
We've planned for this day for years, saved for it, dreamed of what retirement will be like, and counted down the workdays throughout the entire last year.
To celebrate, we were booked on a flight tonight for Amsterdam, embarking from there on a river cruise through Belgium, Holland, and the Netherlands. We had to postpone until next year.
Because of the coronavirus, I cannot even take the hubby out for a steak dinner, but we will make the best of whatever way we find to celebrate, for now.
He's a good man, and I'm grateful. He struggled through many years working in positions he didn't particularly care for, and even working through sicknesses and vacations to provide for our family of six.
If you know Bob, please send him a shout-out in the next few weeks. We'll be staying in, for now, social distancing.
Adventures are ahead though. Oh yeah, adventures are ahead!