Life is like a box of chocolates you never know what you are going to get. Everyone embraced this quote from the Forrest Gump movie. Since Lizzie’s tragic stroke from the rupture in her brain we have been living with a full box of chocolate glued to our kitchen counter. Bill and I try to eat every piece and smile. Even the ones we don’t like, we swallow and say hey, it’s chocolate!
It’s funny that I thought of this quote when we went to the Saving Strokes event at a golf course in San Jose. I had enlisted a new sherpa, my sweet sister-in-law Sarah, into coming. Entering the event I saw two therapist we knew and that already makes for a warm welcome.
Lizzie had a private golf lesson at 10:30 and we had about 30 minutes to make our way through several stations. Well, it didn’t take long to see that Lizzie found her sweet spot, a station with four therapy dogs. It was a jackpot for Lizzie as she loves dogs. You can see she had them eating out of her hand.
Sarah and I spent time chatting with the dog trainers and Lizzie spent time with each dog. At 10:30 Lizzie met her golf pro. Lizzie stood with lots of help as you can imagine how unbalanced golfing can be. She swung at a few balls, connected twice and called it a day.
It was a sweet outing and a great opportunity to connect with others while supporting stroke awareness!