Saturday, January 7, 2017

~A Peek Into Our Week~

Monday morning I found out that dear sweet Amy Hale passed away.  She was such a neat lady, she was a teacher, a wonderful mother of four children and such a sweet caring person.  Amy had a cheer-leading accident and was in a wheel chair from the age of 19.  She never let that stop her, she lived her life to the fullest.  She had the most beautiful voice also.  She sang at everyone of my children's first communions.  She sang a song where she would say each childs name and it was just so special.  Amy always gave us the clothing two of her children would out grow for Justin and the girls to wear.  She was just such a kind gentle soul and I was blessed to know her.  She battled cancer to try to stay on Earth to be with her family, but there was nothing that could be done in the end.  Such a sad thing, my heart just aches.
Right after I had found out about sweet Amy, Megan's school called she was not doing so well.  I had to rush her to the hospital.  She has a condition called Hemiplegic Migraines.  This increased her risk of stroke by a lot.  The scary thing is that her condition has symptoms that mirror that of a stroke, such as numbness on one side of the body, inability to form words and think straight and headaches that are supposed to be even more painful than normal Migraines.  It was so horrible to watch her go through all of this.  Steven came to the hospital, so we were both there with her.  She is okay now, but I just am worried about her.  I hate that she developed this condition.  So needless to say it has been an emotional week.
The last bit of bad news is that Tristyn and Kaylee went to Colorado and hit an icy patch on a mountain road and lost control and hit a guard rail.  All I can say is I am so very thankful they were not hurt.  So they say bad things happen in threes so I am hoping that will do it for a while, because I don't think my heart can handle too much else right now.
Sunday night, Steven, Justin and I went out to eat.  It was such a nice time sitting and visiting with Justin.
I've been melting a Cherry wax melt in my little kitchen this week.  
I got these little tin decorations at Hobby Lobby for our little kitchen.
I rearranged the little shelf in my kitchen.  I still plan to paint the inside my favorite shade of blue, just not sure as to when.
 Steven and I went out and about this morning and got brunch in our usual place.  I got my hair cut because Monday is sweet Amy's funeral.  I'm not sure how I am going to bare to go, but she was such a dear person I wouldn't miss it.  I have a feeling it will be packed, because to know Amy was to love her.  I am not just saying all of this because she is dead, she truly was such a dear soul.  The world will not be as bright with out her.  Sorry for the kind of depressing blog entree, but I want to keep it real, so this week was just a bit of a hard one.  I hope you are all doing well.  Just remember when life gets hard always hang in there and just wait out the storm.   Hugs to you all.  Juli


  1. Juli,
    I am so very sorry to hear of your dear friend passing.
    My God bless her family, and may her soul, and all the souls of the faithful departed, rest in peace.
    Glad your daughter is feeling better, and the car accident was not worse.
    You have had your share this week.
    Prayers for a peaceful week ahead!

  2. Hello. I came here by Billie Jo's blog. I am so very sorry for the loss of your friend and for your sweet daughter. I hope you have a better blessed week.