Aging sweetly

By sofs
@sofssu (14748)
September 15, 2016 8:36am CST
My friend's mom in law is in her late eighties. Last week she had been asking for me I was told.. since she has some hearing issues I can't talk to her on the phone and she lives about an hour and a half from where I live. This last weekend I drove over to meet her, its always a pleasure to meet her. She doesn't say much.. she just sits close to me and listens to what I have to say. She asks questions about me and the boys.. and just listens.. she often disappears unnoticed and appears with plates of food. She sometimes sings for us even though her voice breaks and her words are not so clear. She smiles and holds your hand as you talk to her and looks you in the eye. I can just feel the love flowing.. I am yet to meet another person like her who is so full of love. I treasure my visits with her.. I always wish that I would be like her when I reach her age.. She is an awesome person.
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@sol_cee (12970)
• Japan
15 Sep 16
I hope you take a photo of her. A candid shot will do for me.
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@sofssu (14748)
15 Sep 16
@sol_cee I have a lovely picture of her hugging and kissing me.. But she doesn't like her picture to be published.. Her wall painting appeared in local magazine and she did not tell them put her picture... She had painted her pet goat and her granddaughters love birds on her walls.
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@SIMPLYD (73817)
• Philippines
16 Sep 16
Wow, she is a very nice old lady . No wonder you want to be like her when you grow old. Me too , i like to be like her .
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@sofssu (14748)
16 Sep 16
@SIMPLYD she is such a darling.. love personified.. who wouldn't want to be like her.. but I hear that she was a tough head nurse.. very professional and strict.
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@SIMPLYD (73817)
• Philippines
16 Sep 16
@sofssu So she mellowed when she aged .
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@shivamani10 (9366)
• Hyderabad, India
16 Sep 16
There are only a few people who got the ability to show love towards others.
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@sofssu (14748)
20 Sep 16
@shivamani10 Many people speak sweet but you never feel anything. She doesn't and you feel the love and the goodness flow from her.
@BelleStarr (30023)
• Portland, Connecticut
16 Sep 16
It sounds like she is a wonderful person who is a good listener and knows how to entertain visitors.
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@sofssu (14748)
16 Sep 16
@BelleStarr She is the most generous person I have ever known, besides being all this.
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@just4him (85183)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Sep 16
She sounds like a treasure.
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@sofssu (14748)
16 Sep 16
@just4him she is such a precious and generous soul.
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@JudyEv (91810)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Sep 16
How lovely that you have this dear lady who obviously cherishes you. It must fill your soul with joy.
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@sofssu (14748)
16 Sep 16
@JudyEv Honestly she does fill my soul with joy.. that is the right way to put it.
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
15 Sep 16
I am sure she treasures her visits with you too. I, too, hope I will be like here when I am much older.
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@sofssu (14748)
16 Sep 16
@Corbin5 She does I think or she wouldn't keep asking for me.. It would be so wonderful to be so selfless and generous.
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@vandana7 (56661)
• India
15 Sep 16
That is so sweet...so very sweet...this is how even I would wish to age...hugs for sharing and letting us know that it can be sweet too. :)
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@sofssu (14748)
16 Sep 16
@vandana7 She is very sweet and I can't seem to get over her in all these years I have known her. Hugs back at you Vanny.. I wish we would be more like her as we age.
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@rebelann (29225)
• El Paso, Texas
15 Sep 16
How wonderful I hope she will live many more years.
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@sofssu (14748)
15 Sep 16
@rebelann That is my prayer too.. Amen.
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@LadyDuck (112850)
• Switzerland
15 Sep 16
My Mom is 95, she was a strong woman and she is still healthy and very lucid. She can remember everything of the past. I do not think I will ever be like her.
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@marlina (58293)
• Canada
15 Sep 16
Wonderful that your Mom is 95 and still so vibrant.@LadyDuck
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@sofssu (14748)
16 Sep 16
@LadyDuck What a wonderful memory .. must be a lovely person too.
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@LadyDuck (112850)
• Switzerland
16 Sep 16
@marlina Mom has always been a pretty bossy woman, I wonder if this is what keeps her so vibrant.
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@sueznewz2 (8899)
• Alicante, Spain
17 Sep 16
She sounds lovely... how lucky you are to have such a lovely relationship with her... i'm sure your visits bless her as much as they do you...
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@sofssu (14748)
20 Sep 16
@sueznewz2 For my part I honestly enjoy being with her.. the kind of love and grace that radiates from her fills me with so much happiness.
@sofssu (14748)
20 Sep 16
@sueznewz2 For my part I honestly enjoy being with her.. the kind of love and grace that radiates from her fills me with so much happiness.
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@PainsOnSlate (18654)
• Canada
16 Sep 16
You are a wonderful friend to go see her and make her happy, you brought tears to my eyes remembering my mother and how much she appreciated us visiting her when life with difficult for her with Parkinson's Disease. Her eyes would light up...
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@sofssu (14748)
20 Sep 16
@PainsOnSlate Nope, I really am selfish because i enjoy her company so much.. your mom must have been a lovely person herself.
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@epiffanie (8351)
• Australia
16 Sep 16
You know what I missed most in my life is the company of much older women .. I think there's wisdom in them even though they don't talk much .. their facial expressions say a lot ..
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@sofssu (14748)
20 Sep 16
@epiffanie Some of them talk their heads off.. but yes, there is wisdom and love here.. which I quite enjoy..
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@epiffanie (8351)
• Australia
22 Sep 16
@sofssu indeed.. some elderly people talk their heads off .. I'm afraid, I would be the same in 15 years or so .. if I/m still be alive by then ..
@Shiva49 (9003)
• Singapore
16 Sep 16
I feel we change every ten years or so physically and also in attitude due to circumstances. It is sad when some lose their memories to recognize even their dear ones. They are in their own world in those years. Tough to predict how it will turn out for us but there should be some loving souls around - siva
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@sofssu (14748)
20 Sep 16
@Shiva49 Yes we do change day after day in our attitude and outlook on life. Its tough for the individual and others when their memory fails.. but I do notice that people who keep themselves engaged in activities that they love they seem to age gracefully.. I may be wrong to make a sweeping statement.. but this has been my experience.
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@Shiva49 (9003)
• Singapore
20 Sep 16
@sofssu Yes, we need a purpose to motivate us. For me online sites have been a godsend as they are interactive to keep my mind active - siva
@Eitchy (178)
• Johannesburg, Sudan
16 Sep 16
Such a simple and refreshing post. I can learn a lot from your style. Many thanks
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@sofssu (14748)
16 Sep 16
@Eitchy I am glad you think so.. Its the small joys of life taht make life wonderful don't you think so?
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@Eitchy (178)
• Johannesburg, Sudan
16 Sep 16
@sofssu Yeah, the small joys!
@Jessicalynnt (48191)
• Centralia, Missouri
16 Sep 16
sad she isnt closer!
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@sofssu (14748)
16 Sep 16
@Jessicalynnt Sometimes I feel that way.. but I often think if only I could talk to her on the phone it could make up for all that distance.
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• Centralia, Missouri
16 Sep 16
@sofssu could send her a post car or a card now and then, might brighten her day at least
@ilocosboy (28049)
• Philippines
16 Sep 16
Wen I get old I want to be like her also.
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@sofssu (14748)
20 Sep 16
@ilocosboy My prayers too.
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@Susan2015 (17955)
• United States
16 Sep 16
She sounds like a very lovely woman.
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@sofssu (14748)
16 Sep 16
She is @Susan2015 some of the old people I know are so different.
• United States
16 Sep 16
what a treasure indeed! i can see why ya love to visit with her, hon. if'n we could only all be that way, eh?
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@sofssu (14748)
16 Sep 16
@crazyhorseladycx She is indeed precious.. How I wish we could all be like her.
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@mom210 (5807)
• Atlanta, Georgia
15 Sep 16
I am so glad you got to visit with her, I am sure she was thrilled as well.
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@sofssu (14748)
16 Sep 16
@mom210 That gleam in her eyes lights up my soul to say the least.. I never thought another human being (other than hubs of course) can effect me this way.
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