My dearest Mother passed at 88 after 15 yrs of caring for her and by choosing to open my heart to the experience, I was able to let her fly free. I then had the first of two hip revision surgeries requiring a 2 year recovery. Opening my mind to the gift of learning to surrender to and trust in a power higher then myself has turned these challenges into opportunities for growth. Today I stand happy and free, awaiting what life holds for me! We must always keep our hearts and minds open to all possibilities that await us.