I’ve lived a long and satisfying life. In fact, I wouldn’t have missed a minute of it, and that includes earning my bachelor’s degree from Seattle Pacific University – at age 63!
One thing I’ve found in life is if it’s important to you, God will help you reach your goals. It took me 45 years to complete my education, but it was important to me to walk across that stage and receive my diploma.
Another thing important to me is doing what I can for others. I like to volunteer at my church and for the moms and kids of West Side Baby. Mothers can pick out what they need, be it clothes, car seats, or bedding. I help make and then donate children’s afghan warming blankets. The precious people are what make it so great.
And I like to give what little bit I can every year to SPU. For the wonderful way they shape students and because of the education they were so kind and patient to give me, I’ve established a bequest to help that continue after I’m gone. I like that SPU students do not display any of the jeer and sneer of youthful cynicism.
Yes, at 82 I can say I’ve lived a satisfying life. And I can tell you that, Lord willing, I’m not through yet!