pring is a time of transformation. Green stems of grass push slowly through the cold-hardened soil, and rain washes away layers of sand and salt deposited on sidewalks by commuters trudging through snow on their way to work.

When April Stephens’ son, Xavier, was diagnosed with autism, she spent years praying, researching treatment options and trying everything she could to help him. This month, she shares her miraculous story about Xavier’s transformation.

Also, find out how Casey Sipe combines his thirst for adrenaline with his knowledge of engineering and passion for race cars. Casey is not the first employee with a need for speed. In the “Story from the past,” read about Bill Ruffner, a fieldman in the Oakford District office in Greensburg, Pa., who drove a modified car in the Penn Western Racing Association.

David Baxter may be a Power Generation human performance project manager by day, but when he’s not on site, he keeps his sharp safety eyes on the prize – especially when he’s deep sea fishing in open water.

We love sharing the photos of friends and family you submitted in I YOU!” See more in the “All you need is love” slideshow.

The photos were so popular, we want more. This month, stores across America are filled with sparkly dresses and tuxedos. Florists will begin stocking up on carnations. Teenagers and their parents will start planning for prom.

New beginnings

by Rebecca McNamara