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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

If you are lucky, you have someone who inspires you to be a better person. Thinking of them and how they have handled the trials and tribulations they have suffered in their life leads you to think yours is nothing compared to theirs and you hope you can handle it with the same strength and dignity they have.

My sister in law SaraLee is like that. She is a wonderful warm, witty woman whose love of life has always shown through.

Ten years ago she was a teacher who taught special education. While in the classroom one day she she suffered from an anuerysm in her brain. She actually had several of them before they got her to the hospital. Once there she was pronounced dead. They had to revive her twice. She was in a coma for about four mos. When she came out, she could not speak or walk. She did not recognize any one and they thought she was going to be in a home for the handicapped for the rest of her life.

Well, it has been a long hard stuggle for her and her family but she can do everything but walk. As a matter of fact the rehabiltation center she goes to found her a job working on the computer and since her hands are still shaky and she suffers from double vision yet, they got her a computer she just has to talk to. She was showing me how to work it this weekend when they were here to visits. She is a wonderful woman and I am so proud of her and proud to know her. This is a pic of her and her husband, Bob, and daughter Kari.


  1. Garnet, what a lovely post, the strength your sister in law has shown is an inspiration to all of us. I feel she is fortunate to have you for a sister in law for you see in her the beautiful spirit she actually is.....I'm sure she loves and is just as proud of you as you are of her. Your gentle, caring ways shows through in all of your post which I feel so blessed to be able to read.....thank you for sharing my friend and my prayers are with your sister in law, you and your family......:-) Hugs

  2. Bernie...Sara is a wonderful woman and her husband has treated her like a queen. He is so good to her and I know she would be that way if the roles were reversed. I am very lucky to have married into the family I did. All of them are wonderful people.

  3. She seems like a person who turns bad times into good times. Too many people do the reverse.

  4. There are so many extrordinary people out there and we rarely get to hear about them. How wonderful that you shared your sister-in-laws story with us Garnet as she sounds extrodinary!

  5. Garnet, please stop by my site as I have something for you..:-) Hugs

  6. Your SIL looks like a wonderful person sweetheart!! Glad she's doing well!
    And I hope they can get your daughter's sugar under control!!! Praying for them both!!hughugs