I went back to Ottawa Wednesday evening to celebrate my mother's retirement. She has been working at the same institution for 38 years (woah - I know!). They threw her a shin dig on Thursday evening and it was great to see so many people come out and celebrate her career. She gave an excellent speech, citing some of the many changes that have come around in her career (for instance - computers. Yah...and email...not small changes here when it comes to how we work).
My mom was always a working mom and both her and my dad did an amazing job juggling successful careers, AND providing me and my sister an extremely stable and happy home life.
Thanks mom and dad.
They are now both retired and can live the life! They deserve it.