The Life of Izolde Dorosieva
Wholesome Life  2009-03-16

Dear friends, as you know the Wholesome Life Kitchen is a place that is open to elderly people from different backgrounds and walks of life. They have various pasts, but currently what unites them and puts them in one category is the fact that they live in misery with very law pensions and barely survive on their own. It is challenging and at the same time rewarding for us to extend a helping hand to these people and also to create friendships with them. So we try to listen to the life stories of each one of them and to share some with you, so you can pray with us for these precious people.

Now I want to tell you a bit about a new friend that I made last month from the group of the elderly people. Her name is Izolde Dorosieva and is currently the eldest person of the group - she is 92 years old! Her story is so diverse and interesting that I decided to ask her to share with with the rest and she gladly agreed. Izolde was brought up in a family of intellectuals who have influenced in various ways the cultural outlook of our town. Her father left Bulgaria in his young years and graduated the conservatory in Munchen and there he married his wife Amelia Olmas. Later both returned to Bulgaria where they raised their 2 children. The family chose to settle in the nice and quiet city of Stara Zagora and when the children had grown up a bit, they undertook the monumental task to establish the first opera outside of the capital of Sofia. Soon the opera is a reality and Izolde's mother and father are fully engaged in making this cultural place a quality one and one that will be appreciated by the people of Stara Zagora.

Izolde and her brother Alexander are musicians as well and have invested long years of their lives into the development of the Stara Zagora opera. izolde has also worked as an educator for years. Unfortunately, in her personal life she has not been very successful. She has one failed marriage and has lived alone for many years - facing the hardships of someone who has to pave their own way...

Currently, Izolde Dorosieva lives alone and the only thing that brightens her dim days are the memories from the past. Her pension is law and she barely makes ends meet at the end of the month. However, she is a very positive person. She comes to the Wholesome Life Center every day and fellowships with the rest of the people there. Sometimes when we all gather together she would recite to us beautiful poems by a very well know Stara Zagora poet. Her presence is a real privilege for all of us and we are thankful to God that we are able to speak to this wonderful lady about God when she is in the latter years of her life and soon will meet her Creator. I hope that she will be ready for His embrace then!

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