I am sitting here wondering. How did I get here (a retirement home for the aged)? Where is the kid that rode stick horses and ran barefoot in the sand? What happened to the teenager who giggled and flirted. Then there was the young bride so full of her new role trying new recipes copying ideas on decorating from magazines. There was the full-time job of motherhood…children activities galore. There were the friends, couples like we were, work, heartaches, parties, movies, dinners out… dancing…always on the go.
Q: As a 50-something single woman with no immediate family (I never married), the past few months of forced isolation have really ramped up my concern about how I’ll cope as I age. I worry that no one will be there for me when I’m no longer able to do everything for myself. I don’t want to grow bitter about my circumstances; how can I find peace?
Last week, I had the opportunity to attend President Trump’s Independence celebration at Mount Rushmore. During this speech, the President stated, “Our Founders launched not only a revolution in government, but a revolution in the pursuit of justice, equality, liberty, and prosperity. No nation has done more to advance the human condition than the United States of America. And no people have done more to promote human progress than the citizens of our great nation.” I appreciate President Trump’s strong remarks.