Todd Schoonover will miss all his 43T friends
The first time I met Ruth I couldn’t hold myself back from giving her a huge hug. Her warmth and kindness radiated from her, not just in person but in her words be they poems or missives. I worried afterward that I had been too forward, but she graciously acknowledged that I hadn’t been too forward.
Ruth is committed to her craft. She writes daily, and offers positive encouragement to other writers. She knows the ins and outs of editing, using them to her own benefit. She has the confidence in her abilities that rejection letters do not sway her from her task. She continues to write and submit, knowing that her words will touch others when the time is right.
Ruth is so kind. She has opened up her home at times, to family and friends as well as internet acquaintances. She gives of her time freely, with no expectations in return. She lets her faith be her guide, helping her on her journey.
Ruth has a zest for life. She holds onto the things that are dear to her, and lets go those that aren’t. She organizes adventures, and pursues her ancestry. She makes Colombia seem tangible with a modicum of words.
I admire Ruth.