Thank You! Thank you very much!
I don’t know that words can fully express how grateful and blessed I feel for all the love, kindness, thoughtfulness and support you have all shown me over the past 25 years and more. Especially, the last 8 weeks before I retired, which were full of surprise visits, gifts, retirement wishes, lunch outings and fun. Thank you to all that had a hand in any way and to those that went to great lengths to make these weeks special. And, thank you to those who took me out to lunch at Bella’s. It was a nice way to celebrate my last day.
To the entire congregation, I thank you for honoring my service during worship and presenting me with a lovely bouquet of flowers, a beautifully framed print of First U.C.C. and a Ribbon gift card, “The Gift of Choice”, from which I chose the Kitchen Aid Maximum Extraction Juicer. (for which I am patiently waiting its arrival)
Feeling blessed beyond measure and full of gratitude. And, I thank every one of you for being a part of and making my retirement celebration so special.