The Value Of Friendships

July 31, 2016 at 9:10 pm (Creative Non- Fiction, Memoir, Middle age, positive thinking) (, , )



My son died in a tragic car accident in July 2007, I remember feeling lost. their are no words to describe the depth of grief that had felt. I remember not long after my son Levi’s memorial service, a dear couple,who live 3 houses down from me,we cleaning up the side of my house. Lei and I were going to get to the mess,but not quite had the job done. It was the couples only day off, and they spent 3 hours,hauling accumulated items to the dump and helping me fix my back gate. The act of kindness touched my heart, the love and support of family and friends helped me through my difficult journey.

School is starting again soon,each year in Levi’s honor I buy school supplies for a couple of kids to give them a good start to the school year. My son went to his church one summer and helped put together 3,000 back packs for the kids. he told me when he got home some kids went up and down the isles 4 times to pick the one they wanted. I don’t think I had ever seen a brighter smile on Levi when he arrived home than this day.



  1. MeRaw said,

    Thinking of you and sending virtual hugs.


  2. Ann Coleman said,

    What a kind and generous person your son was!


  3. Wendy L. Macdonald said,

    Julie, what a beautiful tradition you’ve started in memory of your son with the beautiful heart.
    Blessings ~ Wendy


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