Sarah Swindell, author
In 1991, 21-year-old, Sarah, the recently divorced mother to 2-year-old Hayley, moved from the dusty small town of Farmington, New Mexico to the bustling city of Houston, Texas with dreams of a better life. A year later, she was swept off her feet by Greg Swindell, an established Major League Baseball player who had just signed a lucrative contract with the Houston Astros and was quickly becoming the talk of the city. Six weeks after their first date, Greg asked Sarah to quit her job as a hairdresser and marry him during Spring Training in Florida. Over the next several years, Sarah's Cinderella story continued with the addition of three more children, a lifestyle only a few ever dream of living and a love story even fewer ever experience. That is until 2002 when her picture-perfect life came to a gut-wrenching halt and Sarah was faced with more pain than she ever thought possible. For almost a decade, the puzzle pieces would cease to align due to an avalanche of devastating events that changed everything. All starting with a heartbreaking autism diagnosis that almost destroyed the entire family for good.