Monday, February 8, 2010

I'm off to enjoy the good life....

February 8, 2010

Dear Friends,

It is said that “Retirement is wonderful if you have two essentials - much to live on and much to live for.I believe that I now have both. And so it is my great joy to let you know that I am retiring from the wedding and event-planning world at the end of this week.

Many of you have been my second family and you have supported me in my career and in my personal life over the last several decades. I am privileged to have worked with you through the years – and very proud of the successes that we achieved together. You’ve laughed with me, cried with me, and helped create such wonderful memories that are now part of my life treasures.

My career has been both challenging and rewarding. I am happy that I can look back and honestly say I did my best, gave my all, and I was well rewarded in kind and in friendship.

I'm looking forward to having the time and the freedom to spend time with my wonderful husband, finally get my book published and in the bookstores, relocate to South Florida, enjoy time traveling, yachting and (someday) spending time spoiling my future grandchildren! As I enjoy those days to come, I will reflect fondly from time to time on “the good old days”. Then, I will order another drink, one with an umbrella in it.

Thanks again for everything, I shall miss you.

With love,


PS. My new email address is: if you would like to keep in touch. As soon as we’ve closed on our new house, I’ll send you our new address in The Sunshine State!


Amy Rubins said...

No body deserves this more than you Jody. I will miss your insane sense of humor and engaging personality and I do hope that us Minnesota girls can meet in Florida someday for that umbrella-laden-boat-drink aboard your vessel aptly named "Good Taste"

Much love and wishes

Amy Rubins

Liene Stevens said...

I am stealing all of Amy's sentiments and adding a couple of my own: it has been such a joy to know you. Your support of me has meant the world over the last few years and I hope our paths cross again, preferably somewhere near that umbrella drink you mentioned.

You deserve the world, Jody. Very excited for this next season in your life. I'm sure it will be filled with your distinct laughter.