Virginia Sperling passed away on February 6, 2019, at 100 years and 3 months old. I’m so sad to announce this, and yet, there’s so much to celebrate in a life lived to over 100 years!
Virginia’s life touched so many and the world was made a better place because of her dedicated involvement in family and community service.
I was honored to attend her burial service and meet her extended family this week. I laughed at their fun family stories and enjoyed viewing old family movies and photos from the 1800s up to the present.
Virginia Sperling lived her life fully and was loved by many!
Virginia’s son asked me what I’ve learned from all my interviews and I had to think about how to answer that since I’ve learned SO much from my older friends.
I’ve asked this of most of my guests,
“What is the best way to handle heartbreak or loss while aging gracefully?”
In summation, they said, acknowledge the loss, give yourself time to grieve, and then be sure to move on.
Don’t get stuck in the sadness of loss.
The departed one would want friends and family to heal, to have brighter days ahead, and for them to be their best selves in the world as it continues forth.
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