Tag Archives: friendship and loss

I’M GRATEFUL FOR THE GIFT I WAS GIVEN

This story is about my beautiful friendship with Joni whom I’ve known almost my entire life. I definitely will carry wonderful memories from our time together in Yosemite last week. Continue reading

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MY SOUL I WOULD RESTORE – PART 2

I was so thrilled when she said, “Judy, I want you sitting next to me after I have surgery – playing your guitar!” Continue reading

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YOU’LL TOUCH SO MANY OTHERS

I never imagined what my future held; that the young girl who cared for my sick cardiac child would be calling me all these years later. Then Lupe said that it was important for me to know that Jason had definitely affected her life. I choked on my tears when she said, “Judy, there was something so special about Jason and I will never forget him.” Continue reading

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SOMEONE I NEVER DREAMED I’D FIND

Then I came across a long hand-written note from Cheryl. As I read it, I began to feel the familiar ache of grief. It was not only familiar; it was welcomed. She was with me the rest of the evening as I cried and cried. Now that my tears have returned, I am connected to life once again. Continue reading

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I CAN FEEL LOVE AGAIN

It became clear to me that my grief regarding Cheryl had finally surfaced for me to explore. There was so much grief coming up and out of me. The newfound energy is the release of that pain. I had no idea how much energy was required to hold all of that pain inside! Continue reading

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