Trading Heartbreak For happiness

September 16, 2012 at 2:12 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

 

Today would have been my 28 year anniversary

with my husband, the love of my life, Jerry. Jerry died from complications from his diabetes just 6 short years after we married. we both thought we would grow old together, imaging a life as proud grandparents to our son Levi’s children. As it so happened, my life took another direction.

I found myself left with the awesome responsibility of my son alone. As a single parent I had many hardships and difficulties, but Levi and I survived his childhood into his teens-no easy feat. On a sunday morning July 2007, Levi set out with some friends to float the river and by that evening, my life was once again changed. Levi died that day in a car accident,he was only 20. There are no words to encompass the depth of grief I felt. My healing continues daily and I have found new purpose for my life. I come to realize the deaths of my husband and my son,did not mean my life had ended as well. God is a loving God who has taken good care of me these past five years. I look forward to what He still has for my life.

Every year I commemorate the anniversary of my husband and I with something that brings me joy. This year I joined some close friends for a scenic drive to enjoy the changing of the seasons. The warmth of the sun, the blue sky, some good conversation I find myself wrapped in God’s gaze with the beauty that surrounds me. life is good indeed!

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2 Comments

  1. Magda Garcia said,

    Hello Julie, I’ve been reading and enjoying your blog. I’m glad you had a nice day happy anniversary. Love you, Magda

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    • healinginthestorms said,

      Thank you Magda for your comments. My life changed in a moment with the death of my husband.God continues to provide strength and inspiration as I wake up to each new day.

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