This story is written by Geneviève's fiancée Bo. At the time of Jim's accident Geneviève and Bo had only recently begun dating and neither Jim or Isabelle had met Bo. This is Bo's story of perhaps the scariest moment for any new boyfriend: meeting the parents.
This time, Joe shares the story of the accident from his perspective. The perspective where he stayed at school and didn't see Jim until weeks after the accident. He talks about the emotions he went through, and fears what may have happened had Jim's accident turned out differently. These are hard emotions to face, and even harder to put into words. Joe does an amazing job of sharing the hard emotions we all have to face from time to time.
Isabelle writes a painful and emotional story about the darker, negative emotions that go along with life-changing events, and the harsh reality of their new life. Be warned, this is not your normal cheerful, inspiring, heart warming story, this is the reality of Jim and Isabelle's new life, and it isn't always so pretty.
For Geneviève's first story on the site, she talks about the pressure of finishing law school while Jim was in critical condition in hospital. Her drive to succeed despite external pressures came from our parents who inspired her to continue in a way that only a Ryan can understand - by refusing to let her stop because of them.