This week’s photo challenge at Razmataz was “age” http://razmatazblog.blogspot.com/2010/09/photo-challenge-and-next-weeks.html. The prompt suggested photos of things (rusty, shabby) but my thoughts did not go in that direction.
Instead I started thinking about all the people who have touched my life who are “aged”. People who haven’t slowed down much in their ‘golden years’ and continue very active lives.
They are true inspirations to me.
“Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
Herb - 107 year old. Former motorcycle daredevil, Harley shop owner from 1933 to 1971.
“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.” ~Mark Twain
Margie - 87 year old. Helping with meals to feed 30+ people on a mission trip to Lynch, KY. Participated in a medical mission trip to Brazil at age 89.
“The key to successful aging is to pay as little attention to it as possible.” ~ Judith Regan
Martha – Approximately 75 years old. Participating in a quilting bee with her missions group.
"In all of us there is a hunger, marrow deep, to know our heritage - to know who we are and where we came from." ~ Alex Haley, “Roots”
Betty - 90 year old. Sharing family history with Himself in her home.
“We should all have one person who knows how to bless us despite the evidence, Grandmother was that person to me.” ~ Phyllis Theroux
Getti – approximately 75 years old. Ethiopian grandmother raising her granddaughter Sintayehu – our Compassion sponsor child.
“It is a rare and difficult attainment to grow old gracefully and happily.” ~ Arnold Palmer
Lorraine – 85 years old. On a hay ride to go pick apples that we would cook up for supper that night.
“Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members.” ~ Pearl S. Buck
Elderly Mexican lady waiting for medical treatment at a mission clinic.