At 89 years old, my friend Anne Williams enjoyed the good years. I planned to visit her yesterday. She was moved from the hospital to her house under hospice care to spend her final days at home. That wonderful organization; whoever devised it I do not know. Her caretaker, Tynna, was relieved to have help. Within three days, before I could make that visit,…she died in Tynna’s loving arms. There are angels in life, and Tynna is one of them.
I’m thankful we had those last visits, a few laughs, remembrances of a long friendship. Her hands were always warm and she would hold my cold ones to warm them. I’m thankful she was not in pain. We do not choose our time, but we choose how we live. Anne always did good things for others with a smile on her face. A life well lived. She was her husband’s partner as Square Dance Caller and Tau 25-30 years. After retiring to Toulumne County, she took joy in gardening, making quilts for needy people, volunteering at the Tuolumne County Museum, and always caring for a pound dog.
With Tynna, she was much loved. What the heart has once known, it shall never forget.