Monday, December 6, 2021

Last Day

 Thursday was my last day at work in my current position. Thursdays are the day that our Doctor comes in and sees people. I spent the morning trying to get all the lab orders in for the next month, finishing up infection control reports and writing out instructions for the nurse who will be taking my place.
At noon the Doctor arrived.  He did some paperwork, then worked on admitted a new resident.  After seeing a few other people, we were paged to go to our training room, where there was a going away party for me!

There was this cake, and punch.

Some people had brought flowers.

And there were sweet cards and notes.  
I've been blessed to work with so many wonderful people; I've met and become friends with residents and their families, so it was sad to leave, and I will admit to some tears as I left the building.
I plan to go back and help at times, so it's not good bye.
And I will also tell you that it's been wonderful to have a whole weekend off, with no phone calls or messages to come to work!
My new job starts Wednesday and I'm excited to see how that goes!


Ginny Hartzler said...

Your co-workers relly love you, and will miss you! Everything is so pretty! What a lovely thing to do.

Joyful said...

It's always hard to leave a place when you enjoyed the place and people. Soon you will be treated to a whole new scene.

Hootin' Anni said...

They will never have a dedicated, hard worker like you!!

Kerin said...

Well deserved 'farewell' and 'good luck' party.
You will certainly be missed by all, that is clear :)

So happy for you to have your new job and to have more time with your family.
I'll bet that the weekend was heavenly and stress-free; not waiting for the phone to ring and having to rush off to work.

{{hugs}} ~K.

Changes in the wind said...

So glad they showed their love for you, I know you sure have for them. Excited to hear about the new job.

happyone said...

Oh how nice that was and that cake looks delicious.
Sounds like you sure will be missed.
Excited for you about starting your new job.

Sparky said...

Oh, gosh, all that sweetness from your co-workers ... I think I would have broke down and cried. I'm so glad you're appreciated. And such an exciting future! I hope the new employment is easier and the folks just as kind.
God bless to you and yours. xx

Terri D said...

I know they will miss you, Mari! Nice cake and the cards were full of sweetness and blessings! Can't wait to hear how your first days go at the new job. Yippee skippee!!

Jenny the Pirate said...

This was a fitting and heartfelt end to your time there, Mari. You did what you could and it is important now for you to have an easier schedule! That cake looks heavenly. xoxo

Henny Penny said...

Oh I would have cried too. They are going to miss you! Glad you had the weekend off and hope the new job is wonderful.

Suemn said...

Yay Mari! Best of luck to you in your new job! I bet having the weekend off never felt so good:)

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I'm so glad your co-workers gave you such an awesome party. I wishing you the very best as you go forward with your new job.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Saija said...

you are such a sweetheart ... i'm sure you will be missed like crazy ... *heart*

Tracy dixon said...

Love the cake.

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

Hello Dearest. Playing catch up on all of your posts. But this one got me emotional for you. I still vividly remember my years working in an environment just like that and how much you become a family of sorts. I know they'll miss you a lot. But cheers to new chapters and where God is maybe even leading you for specific reasons...including all the good you're going to do there. 🙏