Friday, June 19, 2009

Love thy neighbors - I do!

I'm pretty certain that the best thing that's happened to me and Bob as a couple, besides finding each other, getting married and having sweet Cooper, is moving into this house, on this street. We are so incredibly blessed to have the most compassionate, caring, selfless neighbors who have become a part of our family through this crazy past couple of years that we've had. They were here for us when I was put on bed rest, and they've come out in force for us again since my diagnosis. The prayers, love, support, the food, the flowers, the prayer shawl, the candles being lit for me by one family all over Italy this week, the help with Cooper, the survival stories that give me hope and keep my spirits up, the treatment tips, and so much more! It's an endless stream of love for which I will always be eternally grateful. Cindy and Dan, Tara and Chris, Clare and John, Femme and Jim, Susan and Alan, Greg and Denise, Teresa and Elgin, Craig, Scott and Angel, Sarah and Scott, Michelle and Steve, Michelle and Mark, and all of your beautiful children who come to help with Hunter and give me great hugs and make me smile. Thank you, with all of my heart. I love you!


  1. Thats so wonderful that you have such amazing neighbors. I was thinking as I was driving home today that I have lived in this house for 3 1/2 years and really only know 3 neighbors. You are so fortunate to live in a community of such wonderful caring neighbors. Perhaps thats one of the reasons you ended up in that house. Isn't it strange how things work out? If you lived anywhere else you may not have all the love and support right around you. What a blessing and probably also a relief to be around those people.

    OK, the wine must be going to my head because I'm rambling...although you may not notice if the percocet is going to yours :)

  2. Julie,

    Just started following your blog ... how fortunate to have such a wonderful extended support system.


  3. Julie,
    I've wanted to wait a bit before I stop by and see you. I know how exhausting it can get with visiters. I think of you so much through out the day and I just pray that each day gets easier for you.

    Michelle R.

  4. You are part of Team Blakely, and we are part of you. Lots of love and hugs from the Browns!