I hope everyone is enjoying a fabulous fall. It's hard to believe that I began writing this column about the same time sixteen years ago! The people I have met have enriched my life and touched my heart. I have shared birthdays of children who are now adults. I was in touch with all of the wonderful things happening in our schools, both public and private. Community events were shared and anniversaries were celebrated. Get well wishes were expressed over the years and, sadly, condolences. I was out in the community, seeing the difference that residents are making, and learning and broadening my view of the community. The best part was the friendships that I have formed and will always treasure. If this sounds like a goodbye, it is. After all this time, I am relinquishing my beloved column, and deciding where to go from here. A heartfelt thank-you to my readers who have been there to support me, share their special news, and make me feel that I have made an important contribution to the community. It would take pages to name everyone, but you know who you are. I wish you continued success in all that you do, and I leave you with hugs and blessings.