A travel blog
Our family recently said goodbye to our beloved Helen Leidner Kenney, mom to my husband, grandma to my kids, and the matriarch of our family. Her life was a testament to positivity, grace, faith, and adventure!
During her 98 1/2 years, Helen traveled the world and embraced new experiences with excitement and curiosity. When she was 92, she accompanied me on an Eastern Mediterranean cruise. I remember wondering at the time if she could do it. I felt a tremendous responsibitly for her, but I knew that she was in great shape for her age and was ready for another adventure.
Now, looking back at these treasured moments, I am so grateful for this trip and all
that we got to experience together...Barcelona, the Great Pyramids, the Sphynx, the islands of Malta and Rhodes.
My friends were amazing and someone was always gladly holding her hand. The cutest thing was how one of the husbands ended up being the official purse carrier. He made sure that it didn't get out of his sight (well, there was that time when he jogged past us back into the bar to retrieve the precious leather bag!!)
It makes us think about Life and how rich and rewarding it can be. Mark Twain had some wise words about seizing the day and the opportunities for adventure:
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails."
And that is just what Helen did....