Monday, July 28, 2008

FRIENDS YOUNG TO OLD


So at work is where I spend most of my blogging time. I work in an office as a Secretary and I enjoy it very much. I think one the best things I love about it is all of the amazing people I get to meet. Its not everyday that one gets to meet an 102 year old woman, or one with Alzheimer's who asks the same repeated question about oh... 20 times and it never gets old. I love meeting these people and learning about what kind of lives they have.

Today in particular I got to meet two older women. They came in for the first time as new patients together. While they were filling out paper work I couldn't help but eavesdrop on their conversation, and asking them questions as well. One of them was 92 and the other 83. They were both widowed and were Best Friends! They live in the same area and have know each other for 40 years. Amazing! To think of having their own families and lives, having gone through deaths of husbands and still staying close as ever through every trial. These women were such an inspiration to me to keep the good friends that I have. I am so grateful to have my best friend Emily, and just looking at these women I couldn't help but picture the two of us in the same situation 70 years from now. It made me think about what I will look like when I get older, and will we stay as good of friends like these two woman?

Have you ever thought about what it will be like to be elderly? Working at my office I am faced with this question to myself almost everyday. Its kind of a cool thing though, I am scared out of my mind yes, I don't want to ever become decrypted or self reliant on someone else to take care of my needs.,. But to be at an older age and have accomplished many amazing things, that is what I am looking forward to. To have a productive life and to look back and be happy with what I have done, and to see what changes I had made in myself and helped others make in their life.

4 comments:

Kylie Schmidt said...

Kim!
That was an amazing blog. Meeting new people who are older and hearing their stories is always a good time. I love and miss you and cant wait to be home. Next Friday girl!
Love you tons
Kylie Anne

Josie said...

Kim!!! Amazing blog! You are one of a kind...in this crazy world it's rare to meet someone as sweet and exemplory as you! I love you, and thanks so much for being my friend :)

RatalieNose said...

Don't worry that will definently be you and Em and I"ll be pushing your wheel chairs!!

Lauren said...

Girl! I found your blog and it is so cute!!