Merry Christmas Adam’s Pack

Julianna, Reginald (19 months) & Edward (4)

I am grateful for the blog posts I wrote this last year, the status updates on social media, and the pictures I took. These help me remember the pain, the good times, and the accomplishments. My hope in sharing these with you is that in some way, my blog helps you. 

Why do I want to remember the pain? This is really very simple for me. I want to remember the heartache because it is from pain I have grown. It is how we all grow. 

If I have learned anything this last year, it is to be grateful. It is “okay, to not be okay.” It is to find ways to be patient amidst trying times. It is to continue living and loving fully, with no regrets.

We have enjoyed all of the holiday cheer mailed to us, thank you! As we close out the year, I am going to share with you each day a gift 2017 brought. Stay tuned this week of Christmas to hear more about them. I will share a little cheer, some hope, and a lot of honesty. 

Here is a preview of The Gifts of 2017 we were blessed with. 

Survival was the biggest gift.

Support groups and grief counseling were the most helpful gifts.

New hobbies were the gifts that helped find joy. 

Going back to work was the hardest gift to accept.

Organizing and starting the Minneapolis Cocktails and Chemo Chapter was the most rewarding gift.  

Dating was the most unexpected gift.

Edward, Reginald, and Matilda were my favorite gifts!

We wish you a blessed Christmas and New Year.

Live, Love, No Regrets.

Julianna, Edward, & Reginald

2 Comments On “Merry Christmas Adam’s Pack”

  1. We are so proud of you Julie as you move forward… basking in past memories, creating new memories, being “MaMa” to Ed & Reggie…all while keeping Adam’s memory and love alive.
    Thank you with much love,
    Don and Julie (Adam’s Parents)

  2. Merry Christmas Julie! You deserve an awesome day full of hugs and giggles! I know this year will be so much fun with the kiddos and their excitement. Hugs my friend, Lori

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