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!
Eric completed his mission to Brazil, Piracicaba for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in June 2016.
Eric chose to celebrate his first day back to school by participating in a mud sliding contest after band practice. Yes, he is a high school Junior. But he did clean up after himself when he got home. Yes, the shoes are shot--he had to cut the laces to get them off. But they were too small for him anyway, so no harm done. I'm learning to chill about stuff like that.
Here's Neil on his way to his first day at the community college. You can tell from his smile that he was pretty excited about it. The problem was, because of days of constant heavy rain falling on our already water-soaked, hurricane-abused state every road we tried to take ended up in a "road closed" barricade. Fortunately, we allowed 30 minutes to make the trip that usually takes only seven. He ended up arriving to class only 10 minutes late. He wasn't the only one tardy and his teacher was very understanding, so yeah, he's chill, too. Just like me. I think Neil's in good hands.
By the way, Neil was smiling like that on the way home, too.