We were eager to breathe in the delicious Cambria air of the central coast area of California.
August 13th of 2012 changed our lives forever when John due to a 1 in a million bleed to his carotid artery experienced a devastating stroke which changed his life and our families lives in an instance.
He spent 4 months in a rehab hospital and three more months in day treatment. John's rehab remains ongoing.
Our family has tasted the sorrow of almost losing him. Each day as we watch his determination to walk, talk, and work again, we also have learned to not take the simple pleasures of a blue sky, the rustle of leaves in the wind, Cambria simplicity, and not to forget the goodness of all who have helped John recover.
With the help of our son, John walked into our Storybook for the first time since his stroke.
One big miracle and many small steps to recovery with many more to come.