May 30 marked the one year anniversary of Jason's accident. The day is referred to as Alive Day. Jason and I did not want this day to be sad, in fact no tears were shed. Alive Day is celebrate the accomplishments and how far he has come in a year. He has had over 20 surgeries, biked two marathons, skied all over the Park City, learned to golf, drives himself everywhere, grills for me (because I'm terrible at it), and still my funny, smart, sweet man. There are no words to describe how proud I am of him and proud I am to be called his wife.
On June 2, Jason hand cycled the San Diego Rock 'n Roll Marathon. He came in 7th out of 22 with a time of 2 hours and 9 minutes. He is due to be getting his own hand cycle soon and is planning on some more marathons and cycling events later this year.
The biggest change that has come about is Jason receiving the results of his medical board. He got his results much faster than any one anticipated, and because of this he will be medically retiring from the Army in a few months. This means that we will be moving out of the San Diego area and to Ohio until our house is built. We are both excited and ready to start our lives outside of the Army. We would appreciate any prayers for our upcoming move and transition.