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!



  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


    • 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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