Friday, November 7, 2014


Since my stroke there have been lots of adjustments and changes.  Some adjustments have been very very difficult while some have been welcomed.  For such a long time before the stroke I needed and wanted certain changes, unsure as to how to go about making this happen. After the stroke I had absolutely no choice but to make a change in my personal life.  I have always heard of a "silver lining" and have witnessed that in my life many times, the stroke being the most recent silver lining. 

The stroke forced me to completely surrender control for a while,  with that came a serenity and freedom allowing me to just trust the process.  Very suddenly things started happening beyond my control.  I will be the first to admit, when I moved out of the drivers seat and let God handle things, things worked out better than I ever could have imagined. 

Now very shortly I will be on my way to Phase II of my progress.  I am thankful for the opportunity to start a new career and very thankful for my family.

The journal above was an old journal from last year.  I took the entire journal and gessoed it....completely.  In it now contains hopes, dreams and plans for the future symbolizing a new focus and a beautiful serenity.