One brief note today, as there is a LOT going on around here!. You may have noticed that the theme of Sonny's Caringbridge page has changed from the Classic Car motif to a skyline view of ancient Rome. There is a reason for this.
Sonny was injured nearly four years ago...it has been a long journey for him to this point, but his sojourn is far from over. He has struggled, cried (we saw it!!), laughed, wrestled, and triumphed over so many obstacles. Yet, his climb toward his personal summit continues. "Rome wasn't built in a day", as the saying goes...and Sonny's recovery happens slowly, sometimes with fits and starts, but it continues relentlessly forward nonetheless.
So, at this point I decided to change the artwork and invite you all to walk with us on Sonny's road. It is sometimes not a pleasant one, but always a beautiful one. There are many who say that Rome was amazing...others say it fell short of what it could have been. But the point is, Rome became what Rome was ABLE to become...built wih the sweat and determination of a people committed to forward progress.
Sonny's forward progress and our sharing of his story will now include his very own website, "Sonny's Road", where we will also share research and current articles related to brain injury, Sonny's personal recovery, and forums where those interested can learn more. We invite you all to join us on this journey, whether it be for just a few steps or many long miles.
WE are committed to forward progress because SONNY tries so hard. Some will say that Sonny "was amazing in his recovery", others will say "he could have been so much more". But as with Rome, Sonny will become all that he is able to...and it will take the sweat and determination of not only himself but also many others to see him get there.
Rome wasn't built in a day...Sonny won't be, either. But we will continue the work, stone upon stone, step by step.