So it's been a little over three weeks since my farewell gathering at The Rev. Kathy Henry's beautiful home and my exit from the Rhode Island Conference staff. I just wanted to say THANK YOU for so many blessings. Thank you to all who came out for my Farewell Gathering. It was so wonderful to see everyone! It was a very impressive turnout for sure. Many of you spoke about our time together and every kind and loving word has been seared into my heart. Thank you for all the thoughtful gifts, for the wonderful food, the amazing conversations and of course for the purse collected to help me in my transition between RICUCC and my next adventure. A special thank you to Kathy Henry for opening up her gorgeous home to host this for me. Thank you to all involved in the planning and again, for those who set up the purse collection for me for me.
Overall, the last 8 years have been a great and positive experience for me and I have learned so many things during this time with RICUCC. I have met so many amazing people over the years who now hold a permanent place in my heart. I will miss you all dearly and hope to stay in touch with each of you either through contact or Facebook. If we're not connected on Facebook, please feel free to send me a friend request. I still hear my phone ring and want to say "good morning, Rhode Island Conference, this is Sandy." I will miss hearing your voices on the other end and all the laughs we have shared about things like New Englander's accents and lack of the letter "R" in your alphabet and the fact some of you had to deal with me being a FEROCIOUS Eagles fan!! Ya know... the Super Bowl Champions!
You people are amazing and always made me feel appreciated and valued. I will never forget each and everyone of you. Thank you for a great eight years.
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