We started "Neil Stone Updates" in January 2009 as a way to let friends and family know how Neil was faring following a car accident. Neil sustained a truamatic brain injury due to severe head trauma. In the days, weeks, and months that followed, the support we received from readers of this blog comforted and lifted us through the trials and difficulties of his healing. In January 2010 we felt it was time to make a change in the blog, and "Stone Soup" was born. Now, along with updates on Neil's progress, we've included family photos and activities. It's time to get on with life! Thanks for being a part of it!
This is what it looks like to turn eighty years old...unless, of course, you are Nadene Stone, my beautiful mother-in-law. Then you look more like this:
When we called her on her birthday on Friday, she was outside thatching her own lawn. By herself! She maintains a large and fruitful garden, attends water aerobics daily, sews, and socializes with a great group of friends.
Here are a few of my favorite pictures of this terrific lady:
She welcomed me with open arms back when I captured the heart of her only son and has always been supportive of us. Always loving, always helpful, always caring, fiercely loyal, and so much fun!
Happy birthday, Mom and Grandma! And lots and lots of love!