Saturday, 13 August 2011

How to Do Old Right

That's my mom there on the far right in the brown plaid shirt  with some the neighborhood kids.
  My mom's not normal.  She's 88 years old and should be resting comfortably in her chair watching the Price is Right and taking little naps.  Normal would mean she should be forgetting what she just talked about and repeating it every time you saw her. And she really should need some help getting things done around her house.
  But no - not even a little.  She not only knows what's going on - she makes goings on happen. Twice a week she volunteers at Meals on Wheels (because she likes to help the old people who can't still cook) and at the local hospital (because she gets bored staying home all the time)  She still teaches pre-school Sunday School at church, complete with crafts and glue and potty breaks.  
  And every summer, much to the neighborhood kids delight, she holds a Backyard Bible Club.  The kids run up each afternoon at 1:00 for Bible stories and cookies and games.  
  No, she' not normal and I'm so glad.  (remind me to tell you about my Dad who keeps my wild mom going!)


Dawn said...

That is wonderful. So tell us about your dad. It sounds like you were blessed with great genes.

Sarah said...

I want to be like your mom when I'm 88! Thank you for the post!

Kimmie said...

Hurray for 88! I too want to be like your mom. I think she has more energy than me and I am half her age!

hMM, maybe I should take some vitamins.

Bless her and bless your dad too. I love a man and woman who live out loud for the Kingdom.

mama to 8
one homemade and 7 adopted