On Sunday we attended church services and saw old friends. I got to hear my sibling bear their testimony of faith in their Heavenly Father and all that's happened as well as the strength they feel from my attitude about this whole situation. It touched my heart so deeply about their faith in God, especially after the accident and the life changes my family and I have been through. I am so proud to call such strong young people my brother and sister. I love them so much. We headed over to Woodward Park for a nice Sunday stroll.
The next day, we drove down to Pismo Beach where the wind was as hectic as the day before was to us, yet so nice to just relax and hang out with my favorite people in the California sunset (although it wasn't prime time). I loved seeing Holly play in the water with Aja. She was so cold, but had the funniest face afterwards from being frozen (California beaches are pretty cold) but she had a lot of fun getting buried in the sand, pumping it on the swings, and trying on hats with AJ! I learned pretty quickly that it's very difficult to wheel in sand because the front wheels kept sinking in. We really had to push hard onto the back wheels. This was going to be a problem we have to figure out because I love the beach!
I had such an amazing time with my dear family and friends back in Fresno. It was different, I know, for everyone to wrap their heads around the whole concept of me being in a wheelchair. But I could feel the love for me shine through and help us all get through this transition period. We're still hoping for a miracle, but enjoying what's in between. I was so glad to be able to spend time with my family. It felt good to be home in sweet ole' California.