The Soldier and the Squirrel introduces children to the Purple Heart

through a loving story of a friendship between a newly wounded soldier

and Rocky the squirrel with his backyard friends. This story began as a

blog during my first year in bed after my incident. With much

encouragement, it is now a book and has been placed in the

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum. Please watch the video

on the About page to learn for the Soldier & Rocky are changing children's






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What Is To Be

Realizing limitations in my legs. Whatever will be, I am at peace with how far I have come. How a life can be spun from thorns into gold. How the hint of death can morph into an angel's nod because of a stranger's prayer. This road may be slow, but it is paved with stones thrown into ponds with a wish. My new normal is still not; Each moment is richer than before. The sweet smell of dew now clings to my touch - when before I was numb to its plea. Holiday hymns are a reminder of a time I once thought I would not be here see. So when I wonder why I still can't run in the grass that speaks to me. Or why dancing eludes when a song expands my heart. I remember the journey that brought me here, and the lessons learned so far. Lessons in each drop of dew, each stone a stranger threw. I thank God for what's inside a life when it is still. Ideas plastered on its walls of what its world can be. And I take it easy on myself - because it is a magnificent life to be.

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