Hank Thompson was a former Mayor of Hendersonville and also County Mayor. Hank and his beautiful wife, Nancy served our community for many years. Hank passed away several years ago, we all still miss him. He had a quick wit that my husband Johnny and I both appreciated. One of Hank's sayings was," Boys, Old Age Ain't for Sissies." As I reflected on my struggle after Gallbladder surgery, I realized how true those words are in life. Growing older has a new set of situations we all will face. I have been humbled by this detour in my life. I come from a family where we just keep going no matter how high the mountain. On this climb I needed help. I realize how I need the power and strength of the Lord in every moment of my life. I realize prayer, by many, helped this journey not to be so painful. I realize I have a wonderful family. I have marvelous friends. My husband, Johnny, stepped up to the plate...I am proud of him. My son, John, help me maintain my sense of humor, and let me see the fruits of raising a caring human.
No, Hank was right Old Age Ain't for Sissies, but nobody ever accused me of being one. I look forward to sharing a few of my life funnies with you all. This non-Sissie is ready to roll on with life!