She was a teacher, writer, rancher and lifelong adventurer. Above all else, she was a loving, kind, generous and caring human being. She is my inspiration as a person and the reason I started writing stories as a child. Her presence was a blessing in the lives of her family and many others.
She lived to be in her mid-80s; though her dementia worsened in recent years causing her to move from her ranch home to an assisted living facility. I spent time visiting with her this past summer and I could still feel her warmth and love despite her condition. She still kept journals and tried to write in moments she was with it.
While visiting her, I was blessed to see the above poem she wrote in February 2000 posted outside of her room. Her spirit and her writing still live on & today, I share Aunt Norma’s poem in honor of her memory and meaning 💜