Two years ago today my dad retired, and I think we'd all agree that it's been the best two years yet.
When I found out when his last day of work would be, I plotted to be home that weekend, and since I was in the midst of wedding planning, we added a dual purpose to the trip. He would go to his last day of work, and my mom and I would spend some time with the florist and the bakery that was making our wedding cake.
I'll never forget sitting at that store in CR, and he came in, on his way home from his last day ever of work - it was a moment unlike any that I've ever experienced. Such unbelievable happiness for him.
It was the end of an era, and the joyous start of another.