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.

Lizzie has the dog eating out of the palm of her hand!
The oldest of the dogs there.









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!



  1. annspivack

    Love the photos of Lizzie with her four-legged friends! And her connecting twice is two more times than *I* connected during my one (and only) golf lesson! Hope your chocolates are mostly sweet. xoxox


  2. Betty Mousel

    With caring thoughts and prayers those who hope in the lord will renew their strength
    Isaiah 40:31
    May each day bring you renewed strength and health, and may you sense the love and support of those who are praying for you
    Passage of encouragement for stroke patients


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