My dear, sweet mom has finally retired. After thirty-three and a half years of being a nightshift nurse, this hardworking woman FINALLY gets to focus on herself for a change. I tell you, if there was ever anyone who deserved retirement, it is her. We threw a party for her last Saturday at one of her favorite restaurants. There was a huge turnout and I think my shy mom was a bit overwhelmed at all the love and attention. I just hope she finally begins to realize that she deserves all that attention and commendation. She is a wonderful person who truly cares so much about everyone else. Congratulations, mom! I’m so proud of you and happy for you!