When our gardener meeting minutes came out I noticed she had dropped from several committees. I thought the worst but reminded myself that it had to be something normal. I tried to call but did not get her, so emailed. She responded right away and wrote that she was fine and that she owed my husband and me dinner. I think we paid for her dinner over a year ago on our way to a meeting...so long ago. I had forgotten, but she remembered. She then went on to say that she has dropped out of the gardening group but is volunteering one day a week at the local library. She said that she had just turned 95 and decided she needed to slow down.
For some insight, this woman is a volunteer master. There is nowhere in the county that she has not donated her precious time. She has won awards from the county for her time donated. BUT when she explained that she had just turned 95, I was a bit surprised. It seemed just a few years ago she was in her 80s when we used to work booths, etc. together. She never seemed that old to me. Wow. Time seems to have flown while I was sheltering and nervously eating chocolate.
She has been a widow for almost two decades. Her children are all doctors and live in the city while another lives somewhere in Germany! This gene pool should be duplicated!
I am always envious of those who fit in everywhere and are not intimidated by some new task or the pace of activity, and she is a shining example.
I am Timid Theresa and always move in slowly with trepidation. I am sure I will disappoint or I will not like the endeavor.
Do you have friends that are 'stars'? Are you a 'star'? (Having read Bloggers I follow for years, I find lots of shining stars.)