Ruth Marlene Friesen: Welcome!
This site is like Ruthe,
the heroine of my novel,
Ruthe's Secret Roses
Ruthe is . . .
intimate with God,
prays a lot,
a bleeding heart for the hurting,
a big sister,
has creative ideas,
likes to give
loyal to friends,
dreams of love and
dreams of writing a book
goes the extra mile
So this site offers;
good books to read!
help to become Friends with Jesus,
The One Ideal Real Friend
a cure for loneliness
An Older Sister's Coping Secret
how to pray Panic Prayers,
how to grow in faith
how to share your faith
This is an account of a 92 year old, petite, well poised and proud lady, who is fully dressed by
eight o'clock, with her hair fashionably coiffed and makeup perfectly applied, even though she is
legally blind. Her husband of 70 years recently passed away, making the move to a nursing home
necessary. After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, she smiled
sweetly when they told her, her room was ready.
As she maneuvered her walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of her tiny room,
including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on her window. "I love it," she stated, with the
enthusiasm of an eight year old, having just been presented with a new puppy.
"Mrs. Jones, you haven't seen the room...just wait."
"That doesn't have anything to do with it," she replied.
"Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my room or not doesn't depend on
how the furniture is arranged....it's how I arrange it in my mind. I already decided to love
it....It's a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice; I can spend my day in
bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of
bed and be thankful for the ones that do.
"Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open I'll focus on the new day and all the happy
memories I have stored away...just for this time in my life. Old age is like a bank account....you
withdraw from what you've put in. So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the
bank account of memories....."
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