Boree Creek woman Kim Hunt was just starting to get her life back on track after a tragic car accident in 2012.
Mrs Hunt and her youngest daughter, Phoebe, were lucky to be alive after the white Mitsubishi Triton they were travelling in flipped twice on the Lockhart Boree Creek Road on July 17, 2012.
Both of them were found dead, along with Mrs Hunt's other two children, at their home in Boree Creek on Tuesday.
Mrs Hunt had been appointed to a new role at the Lockhart Multi Purpose Service in April this year after recovering from the accident that left her with brain injury, a fractured spine and broken neck.
Phoebe, who was four at the time, was left with minor cuts to her elbow and whiplash from the seatbelt.
About a week after the accident, doctors woke Mrs Hunt to assess the extent of her injuries.
The Lockhart community rallied around the family during Mrs Hunt's recovery, with her mother-in-law Lynette looking after the children as her husband, Geoff, joined her in hospital in Sydney.
In late August, 2012, Mrs Hunt was able to see her children for the first time since the crash after regaining her short term memory just days before.
She was unable to remember the crash.
"I hadn't been able to wait for today to see my kids, I just gave them a big hug and they filled me in on what they'd been doing," Mrs Hunt told The Daily Advertiser at the time.
This was the week that her husband Geoff described as a "turning point" in her recovery.
A little more than 12 months ago, Mrs Hunt was back at home with her family and was able to reflect on the accident.
"I worked really hard after the accident to improve my body," she said.
"I wanted my memory back, to eat and drink and the big thing was walking."
Her next biggest hurdle was to return to work, which she accomplished in April this year when she was appointed as clinical nurse educator at Lockhart MPS.
The investigation into Mrs Hunt and her children's deaths is ongoing.
* Support is available for anyone who may be distressed by calling Lifeline 131 114, Mensline 1300 789 978, Kids Helpline 1800 551 800.