Tuesday, May 22, 2018

It Is Done!

Five days post retirement and it still seems surreal.  Yesterday we went to the base here one last time to all get retirees IDs.  So very weird.  I have known this one way of life for the past 26 years and it is all my kids have ever know.  To say that it will be an adjustment I believe is a huge understatement. 

The day of retirement was lovely.  The whole week was, really.  It was great to have family, several sets of dear friends from out of state, and of course our incredible friends here in Omaha join us.  These precious people have been through a lot with us and we will be forever grateful for their friendship and love.

The AF community did a beautiful job organizing the ceremony and our friend and mentor of 30 years was able to be here to retire Clarke.  He is the same one who commissioned him 26 years ago!

Because Clarke works worked in a secure area, cameras and phones were not allowed, so we have had to rely on the pictures I took at the house ( a BIG fail on my part) and ones that were officially taken.  They were a bit disappointing, but here are a few to give you a peek into our day!

Ashton spoke on behalf of her siblings- I am hoping to get permission to share it soon.  Lots a laughs and lots of tears! Wish I had it on video!

If you think of us in the next few days, would you whisper a prayer on our behalf please?  We are being packed up this week, currently by only one poor guy, the moving van is supposed to arrive on Friday, and our caravan pulls out Saturday morning for the three day trip to AZ.  Oh, and we still have a house to sell before we can buy, so you can find us in an AirBNB.  Hopefully not forever! ;)


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