One year and one day ago Suzy suffered her stroke. It is very difficult for me to think back to that time. It is easy to remember how frightened I was not knowing if Suzy would live or what her condition would be. It is still so vivid seeing Suzy helpless in the ICU with tons of tubes and cords attached to her. I don't know if it is avoidance, but I try not to go there.
Instead we focus on the present while working towards a future. Instead of thinking about how a year ago Suzy spent the next two months in a wheelchair - not able to walk on her own, Suzy and I took a record breaking walk. Suzy breaks walking records every week or two now - adding an other block to her already long walks! Instead of thinking about how Suzy got an extreme punk haircut a year ago today, Suzy and I went to the salon and were pampered getting a transition haircut as she moves from short hair to long.