Posted at 16:25h
One of the sweetest ladies I have ever met came with us to Ukraine. Her name is Helen Taylor and she is 83 years young. On more than one occasion, I remember thinking when I am her age, I hope I can be like Helen. A sentiment widely shared by my fellow travelers.
It's not just her youthfulness, but it's her experience, and her encouragement of others that draws people in. She possesses a wisdom and the fruits of a deep prayer life that are obvious as she chooses her words wisely. Her infectious smile brightens any room and melts down the largest barriers, something I witnessed first hand as she helped people to find the best reading glasses that would improve their vision.