I am SO proud of my sister that I had to toast her in this post.

My Sister Maureen on the right

After many many years of living in one city where she has had a whole slew of friends, she is making a move into a “brave new world”. To be 66 and face this new adventure is both exciting and it has to be somewhat frightening. She has had to say good-bye to all that is comfortable and familiar and to dear dear friends. But she has done all of this with cheerful courage and excited determination. She has blogged about this “My Move” all along the way from when she first started downsizing last year to last night’s, “My Move Part 4, Final Day”

My sister began her life of adventure when she was just 20 years old. She had just graduated from University in our small town in Nova Scotia, one of 11 children, she made a huge move to Edmonton Alberta, almost 4000 miles away. There she became a teacher and met and fell in love with her husband of 45 years. They moved to Africa after they were married and the adventures for them were off and running.

Change can be very difficult at any age but after we hit our 60’s it can be very traumatic. Knowing my dear sister; however, I feel sure that she will take it one day at a time, one new experience each day as she continues to meet and make new friends, and set forth to live her life to the fullest.

Get ready for new challenges and happy times, Maureen.





I SALUTE YOU, Maureen!

Maureen in Bermuda with my Granddaughters

12 responses

  1. Helen, tell Maureen God Bless! This is a hard time to move. moved 2 blocks and what an ordeal. She will do well.

    Enjoy this joyeous time of year! M.

  2. Now Maureen is a brave soul! This is a fantastic inspiration RV! Thank you for sharing and I will treasure this in my memory so when that little voice whispers, “oh, you are too old for change,” I will remember Maureen. 🙂

  3. Thanks Sunshine….
    I am going to visit and be one of her first guests in January. Perhaps we shall combine our blogs that day and post something fun. We always laugh and share into the wee hours of the morning. Mind you, now that we are plus 60, that usually means after 11pm.

  4. But I have the best sister. Remember I asked God for a little sister and He gave me the best!!! Of course our other sisters and our seven brothers are pretty great!

    Your tribute to me was so special. I am going to print it out and save it!!!

    Our email is still not working but Hubby is working on it today. So hopefully soon.

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