November 14, 2016
Parents Ben and Jodi Johnson retired early to give their children lessons they’ll always remember and experiences they’ll never forget.
Ben Johnson, a client in The Private Client Reserve, recently gave his wife, Jodi, the birthday gift of a lifetime: a two-week vacation to Bora Bora.
“When Jodi and I were first married, we had a short, two-day honeymoon in Telluride, Colorado,” explains Ben, 38, who lives in nearby Grand Junction, Colorado — just 125 miles from Telluride. “Our honeymoon was extremely important, but I had just received a promotion, and it required that I start a new job the next Monday after we were married. I didn’t exactly pull off an ‘A+’ on that one. Fifteen years later, a romantic trip to Bora Bora appeared to be the perfect chance for a redo.”
The trip was indeed perfect, and it led to a revelation about work, family and the kind of future that the Johnsons wanted to create for themselves and their 12-year-old son, Skylar, and 10-year-old daughter, Ava. This future involved less time at work and more time with the people in their lives who matter most to them.