Wish StoriesBarbara Revisits Seaside Memories with her Daughter
Barbara, originally from West Sacramento, California, fell in love with the Monterey Bay area after living in the coastal town of San Jose for a few years.
Although she has not returned since 1989, the memories she and her daughter made during that time remain just as beautiful today—and are a reminder to appreciate life’s beauty every single day.
Barbara does just that. Every day, she approaches life with a positive outlook, despite the weight of the challenges she faces.
Barbara’s early experiences have taught her to face challenges and live a life of tremendous resilience and grace.
Barbara is known for the kindness and care she shares with those around her. She was a pioneer in providing meals and services for residents in her community and has always found a way to show appreciation to her caregivers.
Even as early as the 16th Century, doctors prescribed ailing patients a trip to the seaside. Sun, fresh air, and saltwater were thought to have healing powers, both mentally and physically.
This was also Barbara’s Wish: to return to the ocean and reconnect to Monterey, the place she and her daughter shared so many special memories.
With Wish of a Lifetime’s help, Barbara and her daughter returned to “the Circle of Enchantment and Fulfilment” in November of 2020. After a challenging year spent apart, they cherished this special time together.
“This trip was an opportunity to spend lots of time with my daughter, which we haven’t done in quite some time. I realized how important it is for everyone to recharge and spend time with family, which is such a gift,” she said.
While visiting the places of their past, Barbara and her daughter made new memories—surrounded by the ocean and all the natural beauty around them.