AGELESS

ageless

I’ve always enjoyed working with children and seeing them grow physically and confident.  My joy in seeing a child succeed may go back to my own childhood, when I felt completely inadequate – unsure of myself and lacked one ounce of self worth.

When I had my own children, I wanted to make sure that they didn’t suffer from the same malady, but I’ve learned in my later years, that we all go through some kind of junk when we’re growing up.  Some of us blame our parents.  Some choose to blame their circumstances or social status.  Really each of us is responsible for our own behavior and the outcome of it.  But I digress.

The point of this post is that I turned 75 this year and among all the changes in this past year, I still have a need to work.  Not only because living entirely on Social Security is near to impossible, but because I can’t not work.  It’s in my blood.  I was raised in a home of hard workers.

So, I decided to do one more afterschool drama class at our old church school. I didn’t realize how much I missed being with these little ones.  After the tedious task of reading through their script this week, I knew I was losing one of my little kindergartners because she said, “It feels like nap time.”  I totally agreed with her, since it’s been a while since I’ve been with a batch of youngsters.

I’m also enjoying my work with memory care residents at a nursing home, with inclusion of drama and writing for them and the senior assisted living residents.  What fun that’s turned out to be.  I’m only with them once a month right now, but the potential for growth to other homes within their system is good.  I’ve been having a blast with them.

In addition, I’ve joined the Board of Directors of a children’s theater company in the area.  I’ll be doing some writing for them and possibly some directing and classes.  Doors are opening for both me and my husband.  We are so blessed to be able to work at what we love.

There are days when I wonder why I’m still on this planet.  Why are so many of those I love going to heaven?  I get frustrated with all the stress our country faces.  I groan when I think about how helpless I am as far as offering assistance.  Then I realize there is nothing that I can do about any of it.  God is still in control and He hasn’t made a mistake yet.

So I will carry on until my last breath, praying that God gives me the energy to do what I love while I’m still here, and the confidence that I have a paradise awaiting me when this life is done.

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About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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17 Responses to AGELESS

  1. Amen! I really appreciated this post. I’m glad you’re staying busy and you have some doors opening for you.

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  2. Lee Poskey says:

    Hey, that’s really a great article that you wrote here Kathy!
    From what I read it appears that you are doing magnificently in living out God’s will for your life. God bless you, and I’m thankful that God has placed such a kind Christian in the path of so many people young and old who need to know what God offers them.

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  3. I’m wondering, is the one in the middle me as she seems to have my thighs????

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  4. I think you have it right here Kathy. Nowhere in scripture do I read that we are ever really done with serving. Good for you!

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  5. I love your positive outlook and servant’s heart! You are an inspiration!

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  6. Wally Fry says:

    Ha ha ha! So, when we all going surfing? You are both very sweet and kind. Oddly, it was not the writing that got all up in my way the last few days, but work! I think I beat the thing back into submission, though, and should reappear around these parts shortly. As you can see, I am actually catching up on reading

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  7. Wally Fry says:

    Hi Kathy

    Well lest you be worried I might be offended to be among your group…had to share this. Don’t ever say Baptists are all uptight LOL

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