You guys, I get really emotional lately. Okay, that's me all the time.
But lately I feel like more often than not. I'm still dealing with my health stuff from earlier this year (I ended up in the hospital for a few days) but I'm happy to say it's hopefully almost all over.
Last week, I had a crazy bunch of flight delays and thought I was going to be stuck in Minneapolis for the night. I texted my friend, Brenda, and she said she would come pick me up. She would take me in for the night.
And my other friend, Kristen, who I was staying with in Kansas City…where I was trying to go to. She offered to let me stay with her while I attended a conference. She kept insisting that I was not going to take a taxi, that she was going to pick me up.
I arrived in Kansas City in one piece 3 1/2 hours late but I arrived grateful. Completely grateful that I have friends who are willing to take me in. Grateful for friends who open their homes up and let me stay with them and let me spend time with them and their families.
The last 6, 7, 8, months have been extremely tough for me. Some days I feel like I have made it to the other side and most days physically, I have. Some days emotionally, I feel like I'm at square one. When I was in the hospital in April, I was extremely scared. I felt alone and I felt at some times, the doctors didn't know what they were talking about.
Through it all, I'm eternally grateful for my friends and for you…the people who come to my site every day and read it and make my recipes. You all have kept me going.
I'm often floored by the kindness. Friends visited me in the hospital, sent flowers, food and groceries to our house. I was completely floored. Sometimes, I feel so so unworthy. But then I remember, we all are worthy. We all deserve love and we deserve to have true friends who care about us in our lives.
It's that simple.
I may seem like I'm gushing…but I'm not…it's how I show my love (which I learned about last year! I'm an ENFP)…
I'm reminded and inspired by this article about always going to the funeral. Show up, be there for someone and you never know how much it means to someone, especially a friend in need.
I can't imagine where I'd be without my family and friends…so THANK YOU! And I hope you show and tell someone that you love them. Don't wait. Just do it, today.
(Photo above, tattly tattoos from ChoppedCon with my friend Susannah.)
Oh, Julie, so sorry you’ve been going through some bad times. I hope all is better soon. And know this, you are so worthy of the love that’s coming your way. I’m sending some of your way too. Because you’re an amazing person and we’re the lucky ones…to get to call you friend! <3
Love love love you! <3
Virtual HUGS! You’re worthy and a great friend too. xo
Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas says
I can’t imagine my life without you. Love you so much. AND “Sometimes, I feel so so unworthy. But then I remember, we all are worthy.” I love that!
Folks should be kind to one another. It’s sad that it doesn’t seem like the norm sometimes. I’m glad you’re getting better and Whoa, just realized I’m the only Dude getting all sappy about this. I’m off to chop some wood and wash cars and stuff, may dig a hole for a swimming pool.
I’m thankful to have you as a friend! Love you!
Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says
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Sandy @ Reluctant Entertainer says
You are one of the most giving people I’ve ever met. Which is what makes you so special! Love you Julie!
Julie <3 this is such a sweet post and you are so loved! 🙂
Nicole Johnson says
<3 Such a great post! It was fantastic meeting you and spending some time together last week! I can't wait to do it again.
cookbook queen says
Love you SO much, my sweet friend. There is nothing wrong with being emotional! I’m just so grateful that you are okay.
Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog says
It was so nice to meet you this past weekend. Glad everything worked out flight wise, and so sorry to hear you’ve been going through scary health stuff. When one doesn’t feel like oneself, everything feels off. Here’s to hoping for a continued road to feeling better. Sending lots of love and prayers your way.
Love you 🙂
Julie Deily says
I know I say it all the time, but I hope you know how much I love you!!
LOVE YOU BEAUTIFUL!
Julie Deily says
Love you and miss you so much, Lexi!