This morning, England's Queen Mother died peacefully in her sleep with her daughter at her bedside. Her passing is said to leave a big hole in the hearts of all Englanders as she was a rock and a compassionate woman, much like the late Princess Di was.
My husband and I had always followed her on the news for years -- amazed at how long she was 'hanging on' to life, and still staying actively involved in her duties and such -- even after two hip fractures, she kept going and going and going.... Wow! What an amazing 101 year old beautiful spirit indeed!
May she rest in perfect peace!
Thinking of the Queen Mother makes me think of my deceased Maternal Grandmother and how she too remained actively involved in life until her death at the age of 95! I hope I am blessed to live as long as my Gramma -- in good health, too, because she too had a hip fracture in her mid 70's, but bounced back like the ol' trooper that she was. I think of her as my rock of Gilbralter, too! A very strong woman, so full of love, kindness, compassion, and a love for the Lord all of her life. I miss you Gramma Lula! :kiss
I wanted to share this wonderful news with you all in hopes that you would share with others about a very special elderly person in your life who you learned much from, admired, and loved so dearly...dead or alive...please share your stories here. Maybe the elderly person you most admired was a former -- or happens to be a current -- patient of yours. Thanks for sharing! It will warm me heart a lot to read your stories! :kiss
"The best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person." -- Andy Rooney