i came back from kansas
with a lot of work to do.
unpacking my thoughts and feelings about the
weekend that I had.

the road through grief to healing
is long,
and painful.
then when you think you are finished
and your journey is complete,
often you find that it isn't.

I am so thankful to have met Joel and Jess, as well as their beautiful family and friends. I pray that as they continue on their road that they will find hope and comfort as well as the strength and encouragement to continue letting the Lord heal their hearts.

more later.

i need some time alone with Jesus.


  1. i can imagine it was difficult to be there...
    but special all in one!

    i pray HE brings you rest & peace...

  2. I am sending lots of prayers your way and their way. I am glad you got to go.

  3. What an amazing and beautiful thing to be a part of. My prayers have been with them... and all of you.

  4. Wow, it must have been such an emotional day, so bitter sweet. Sending prayers and hugs to you and this beautiful family.

  5. having you here was an honor. so nice to meet you in person. thank you thank you for allowing God to use you to bless our dear friends.

  6. Great for you to be there Julie. You were such a big part of it. You helped make Cora's Playground happen. BTW, I loved the picture of Janey on Meg's blog. What a happy bundle of rolls!

  7. I can't imagine how you are feeling - but I will pray for you and for Cora's parents, know that the Lord will give peace, and that he never gives us more than we can handle.

  8. I'm sure you have so many emotions. Take your time and rest in the Lord.
    My love,

  9. You started something so amazing. How wonderful to go and show love and support. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of Cora and her family; and shed some tears.....