This woman, Elizabeth "Betty Wall" Strohfus, in a picture taken this week, is a WWII Vet, flying bombers and pursuit aircraft to train men during WWII. Her family is gathered around her, as proud as they can be. I can see the spirit in her eyes and her posture, even as she ages.
In her mind, she is the beautiful, courageous young woman in the photo. She IS the beautiful, courageous woman in the photo. Years only change how others view us, they do not change who we are, or the many great things we have dared and overcome. The outside is simply our shield, what is inside is our true armor.
And she is still a proud redhead - something that makes me smile.