Sunday, August 15, 2010

The one that seems the strongest...

Happy 46th Birthday, Rich. My first love..my best friend. RIP

The toughest year in my life..I had lost a brother in an accident, a sweet grandmother, a boyfriend to suicide, and his brother in an accident.
The year was 1984/85 and I was 18-19 years old.
A lot to go through in a young girl's life.
I have learned to cry.
I have learned to grieve.
I have learned to forgive.
I have learned to understand.
I have learned to share my feelings.
I have learned to ask for help.
I have learned that you are never really alone.
I have learned I have friends.
I have learned that I am loved.

When times are tough...I think of this year often and how it has shaped me to who I am today.

I now have a loving husband...a beautiful, smart daughter, a bright, free-spirited son, and many friends and family I love to spend time with.
You never know what life is going to bring you...enjoy the moments.

The one that seems the strongest...is sometimes the one who needs the most hugs (~~)

4 comments:

Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

Oh sweet Julie - can't imagine what that year was like for you. You sure do seem awfully strong - now I know why. ((((hugs)))))

Debby said...

I'm so sorry that you had so many losses at such a young age. I am sending ((((HUGS)))) as well.

Lisa said...

Oh wow, I agree being strong is the hardest sometimes. All that in one year, you really did get a crash course in life. I am glad you can see the good that came out of it and remember your loved ones fondly.
Many big hugs for you my friend, Lisa

Sherry said...

(((HUGS))) WHAT a sad time for you