Two years ago today:
- I was in California at Stanford University Medical Center.
- I visited Santa Cruz California and enjoyed body surfing and boogie boarding one last time.
- I splashed into the waves of the ocean with complete freedom for the last time.
- My mom hugged me as if saying goodbye. Giddily I scoffed saying "Geez mom I will be right back." I just did not know that life as I knew it was coming to closure, she was hugging the old me goodbye, and that a new me was about to be reborn.
- I did not know the extent to which my life was about to change.
- Beyond my control I surrendered into a realm of no sound or sight for 30 minutes. It is one thing to live without sound but not having either for 30 minutes can seem like a long time and be almost unbearable. It is a challenge to keep thoughts positive and keep the brain mentally sharp and productive during that time.
- I made the most difficult decision of my life. I handed my the essence of my life into the hands of a team of strangers. I surrendered my brain finally into the care of people who I had just met. I let it go and I let God.