Until last fall, I had not given much time in thought about retirement. A friend once told me that when it was time to retire, I would know. And then last September Mary let me know that it would be her last year. And suddenly I knew. It was time. After twenty five years together, we would be leaving at the end of the 2014-15 school year. It is time for something new and it feels so right. Great Beginnings has been an amazing journey for me. God has grown me through this center. I am so grateful for the people I have been privileged to work beside. I am grateful for their willingness to minister to young children and their parents, for their willingness to work hard with integrity, and for their willingness to leave their problems at the door and devote themselves wholly to those who needed them. I am grateful for those who have served on our board, giving generously of their time and wisdom. I am grateful for the hundreds of parents who have chosen Great Beginnings as a school and care center for their children. I am just so humbled and truly grateful. I pray for God's protection and continued provision for Great Beginnings. He is always faithful. Stacy Tindall will be a wonderful director, and I can't wait to see how God uses her talents and vision as she leads the center. I wish you all the best! Lori A.