Helen’s farewell

I know where I’m going is going to be beautiful. After I’m gone, I want my followers to know that. I’m not afraid, and I want to thank each one of you for what you’ve meant to me.

Helen at a ceremony in 2015 where she was honored with a grassroots advocacy award for her work with Face Aging MN.

When I started my journey with Face Aging MN, I was surprised when little old me gained a loyal audience. I’ve been proud to know all of you and be an advocate for seniors. I haven’t taken it for granted.

I knew at 12 years old that I loved to tell stories. It began at school recess. I’d use my voice and wasn’t afraid of the spotlight. Then a school mate of mine froze up singing “Molly, the Milkmaid” at a Girl Scouts event. Without hesitation, I continued the song and didn’t miss a beat. It wasn’t the plan, but it did save the show!

I’ve learned that everyone, and I mean everyone, needs help (boots and help, for us Minnesotans). We seniors need a little extra help, and I’m thankful for the support of my family, the staff at Woodbury Senior Living and those fighting for seniors across Minnesota at the legislature and beyond. My faith has carried me through everything. I’ve asked God for help daily and he has never let me down.

I almost have a hard time believing it’s all happened. It’s a neat feeling. I don’t go bragging too often, but once in a while, I do! Relatives, caregivers and friends have kept up with my posts, and have called to remark on them. I’ve appreciated every comment and kind word.

As I look back, I’m amazed at how life really does knit together beautifully. Thank you for being part of mine.

7 thoughts on “Helen’s farewell

  1. I read your story and you are a beautiful women inside and out.No matter how old we are god always looks at everyone the same.It’s not how we look it is what inside our hearts .And god will love having you for his angel .

  2. Dear Helen,
    Thank you for your words of inspiration. You were a gift to the world and now in heaven. 🙏🏻❤️
    Love,
    Carli

  3. Helen and I have been close friends from the moment we met in Mesa, AZ. We purchased their mobile home in Citrus Gardens….We have kept in contact since…I have a painting she did of our puppy plus a copy of her life story. I will miss our chats and miss her even more. I knew she was suffering and in pain when we last spoke…Enjoy Heaven, Helen.

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