Letter of the Heart - April Edition
I eventually got married later in life. That was a happily planned transition yet a difficult one as I was so accustomed to living on my own and supporting myself. A few short years later my Lola’s (grandma) health began declining and I visited her as often as I could. She became quiet and distant as much of her independence began to be taken away from her. She wasn’t able to drive, soon after she had difficulty cooking and caring for herself and we eventually had to place her in a care home where she became even more despondent. My heart broke to see her decline and withdraw. That is what impassioned me to start volunteering with seniors. Since then I have been a hospice volunteer and have volunteered at 2 different convalescent and assisted living communities.
I believe the pain, suffering, and joys of life we experience are meant to be shared. I think that’s why I love seniors so much. They are always eager to share their life experiences and I enjoy learning from each and every one of them!
Then I became a Mom. Oh, what a transition that was. I went from working full-time to being a stay-at-home Mom. That was an emotional transition I was not quite ready for! I hadn’t planned to be a stay-at-home Mom yet God had other plans for me. I eventually went from being a stay at home mom to going back to working full-time in real estate. Another emotional transition.
Looking back now at the fabric of my life it is no wonder that all of those experiences have brought me to where I am today! The transitions that were not planned & I had no control over were the ones I felt most alone and afraid. Those are the transitions in which I wished I had someone by my side to help me get through it. Wherever you are in your journey of life, you don’t have to walk it alone. I am passionate about helping others and being a resource that you and your family can rely on. I, like many of you, have walked through lonely paths and uncertain transitions in my lifetime and it is my heart’s desire that anyone who chooses to partner with me will have the peace of mind and confidence in knowing that I will be right by your side to help you through whatever changes you find yourself in. In fact, it would be my honor and privilege! I know your life experiences have much to teach me. I look forward to learning from all of you!