Thursday, August 21, 2008

Gems Among Us

This is my friend, Rena. Rena is 86 years young and is one of my very favorite people. She is full of spark and life. She became a widow at the young age of 59. At 65 she and her girlfriend took a road trip to Alaska and spent the nights in the back of their station wagon! A few years later she married an old childhood friend who had lost his wife.

Just a few weeks ago her 55 year old daughter died suddenly from a brain aneurysm. And yet here she is giving new meaning to the term "life long learner." I'm teaching Rena how to knit socks and she's already a pro.

If I can be half the woman she is at 86 I'll consider it a blessing!

1 comment:

Sherry said...

This is very sweet. Outliving a daughter is just not acceptable, an unimaginable loss. Bless her for maintaining her trusting spirit through it.