Busy, busy, busy. I first met Chris and Emmett while they were on a walk in our neighborhood. It was clear they were very friendly but very busy. For more than a year we were unable to coordinate our schedules for a meal together. But when it worked out to attend a gathering in their home, I learned what they were up to. It was at this event that I began to understand why their time was limited. The couple has adult children and grandchildren whom they travel frequently to se
My loving and adorable Gramma left us before dawn, this morning at the age of 95. I don’t believe she is actually gone, of course. We just can’t see her or hear her in the same way. But there is still an emptiness in our family, and I wanted to share her story from the perspective of aging purposefully.
Her name was Helen Tesora Givens. She hated her middle name, but I never understood why. Tesora means treasure and she was absolutely a treasure. She was a homemaker for mos