Thursday, March 2, 2017

Final Farewel

Well folks after blogging since June 2013 sharing all my stories of my farm life, it saddens my heart to say that I am heading to a new place where the pain and pills are a distant memory.  I have enjoyed sharing my stories with you and receiving wonderful comments from family, friends and people I do not even know.  My downfall started a couple weeks ago when my gall bladder became very angry.  I went to the doctor to get some relief with medication.  That evening I got up in the middle of the night to take my pain meds, I got dizzy and fell in the kitchen.  I fractured my hip.  Bruce called the ambulance and they took me to Cherokee.  I ended up being transferred to Omaha.  It was decided to do a partial hip replacement.  And they also put a drain tube in my gall bladder.  Unfortunately that was not all that was going on in my body.  It was discovered that the cancer was in my spinal fluid and bone marrow.  When the doctor starting to explain what steps would have to be taken, which was two more types of chemo, and another bone marrow biopsy from my hip, I  decided that it was time to go home.  I am now home and resting peacefully, waiting for the good Lord to take me on that walk through those pearly gates.  Maybe the Lord can use a great Master Gardener.

Thanks to all of you for your support, kinds thoughts and prayers.

Love to all,
Julie




13 comments:

  1. Julie--- I just don't know what to say... Hugs to you, I enjoy stalking ( as you once joked) your blog and the beautiful pictures and your witty humor. I will forever remember your blog of "love is in the air" I laughed so hard! I remember coming to your pond with our kids during the Mt Pleasant years. Good memories or roasting wieners on the pit. hugs and prayers..... xo

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  2. My heart breaks for you and Bruce. I will always remember working with you at the Post Office. Good and bad. You fought a good fight. I wish you peace as you are.....Returned to sender.

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  3. I have faithfully followed your blog and have been amazed at your wit and writing and photo journalism. I've followed your health struggle with empathy and hope. I'm sad to see it end this way but glad you are at peace. I'll see you on the other side, the Good Lord willin' and the creek don't rise! Howard

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  4. Aw, Julie! How we love you ! I have no doubt the welcoming party who will be eager to meet you as you soar into heaven!!! May you continue to be pain free as we all keep you in our prayers . . . You are in great hands here on earth with Brucie, Rosie, Carol & others and then heading to His loving arms-- I can't even imagine........know we love you & we will all meet again in His Glory!

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  5. Julie! This breaks my heart. But I know you will continue to look over Bruce and your garden on the other side. Your friends and loved ones will miss you terribly, as will we all. Your blog will live on in your memory and I shall come back and re-read all your wonderful posts. Your wit and humor have made me so happy. You are in my thoughts and prayers today and always.
    Love and Hugs to you! XOXO

    Ashley Johnson

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  6. Julie: Words simply are not sufficient for what we feel; no one could have fought this dragon harder than you did; you gave it your all and we so admire you for that. We love you both and pray for the good Lord to send his angels all around you, keeping you safe and secure, warm and comforted, until they take you home. Love you honey

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  7. Julie, I wondered if you would be able to do another blog. What strength you have, and even at this difficult time you still show your humor and your belief. I think you were an inspiration to many, I think even bringing some to see Jesus Christ as our Savior and great healing physician. Think of the gardens waitingfor you to oversee! I can picture you now, riding thru them on one of your horses, dogs and cats following along. I will see you tomorrow! Love you, Julie!

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  8. Dear friend, I totally support your decision to stop any more treatment. It just makes me feel so sad that you had to make it. your strong faith in God will guide you on this journey. I wish I could be physically there with you but we are in AZ. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Phyllis R.

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  9. Julie, I will always cherish the times we spent together. Whether we were have lunch and then browsing the thrift store or breaking a sweat when you so eagerly helped me with a couple of garden beds and even putting in a garden gate, also the fun times we had at work. I remember you taking a whiff of the garbage one day! And alot of other fun times. I will cherish the memories forever till we meet again. I love you girlfriend! Hugs!

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  10. Gayle CadwalladerMarch 4, 2017 at 11:37 PM

    Julie, I recall the first time I met you, you were the clown following the horses on the Centennial parade. Come time to change back into your street clothes, and they were locked in the church bathroom, by Dad. I advised you how to unlock it.

    Thanks for being such a friend to Mom and Dad. Mom always appreciated your joie de vivre. I wish I could have come to know you in better times. The best to you and Bruce.

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  11. Julie, We are so blessed to have known you and Bruce all these years! I'm so glad Jillian and I got to tell you how much you have meant to us and how we love you the other day! Thank you for being there for us, sharing your love of nature and animals with Jillian, and being such a good friend! We will forever love and miss you! Tim, Jalene, Jake and Jillian Woods

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  12. Julie,
    I remember when Bruce had said that he met somebody that was really nice at one of those singles dances. When I stopped by to see him, he played a phone recording of you thanking him for flowers that he had sent you. I could hear in your voice such a shear joy as you thanked him, and I could tell on his face as we listened to your phone message that you were what he had been looking for all those years. I am so glad you found each other and had the times that you two had I wish I could be there to tell you good bye. But we will all see each other again in paradise. Peace be with you.

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  13. Neal and Diane McIntoshMarch 6, 2017 at 7:34 PM

    Julie - our hearts break at this news but know that the Lord will be with you every step of the way. You and Bruce have been such a blessing to Mom as her "surrogate kids" since we can't be around at all times. She (and Dad) have cherished your friendship over these many years and all our lives have been enriched because of it. Our prayers are with you as you take this journey and the Lord will gently guide you through. We've no doubt God is waiting with open arms and maybe some gardening tools with your name on them. God bless you.

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