On Friendships and Blogging

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I took Team Julie to the airport this morning and it was with a heavy heart that I drove away and left them standing on the curb with their suitcases and camera bags.  I am always blue when I say goodbye to friends and family, particularly when our time together has been so full and complete.

When Julie was diagnosed a few years ago…

Well.

It was a hideous time.  I think we can all agree on that.

Some of my dear friends in England, who have supported me and lifted me up when I so badly needed a helping hand, reached out to Julie and her family at that time and through blogging and the internet, got to “know” Team Julie.

Since then, it was a little dream of mine that Julie, Redrokit and brother Bill might be able to “pop over to England” and pay us a visit so that they could see my little corner of the world and meet a few of the people who have meant so very much to me over the years and who have come to know Team Julie.

My dream came true.

I said we’d get up to no good and we tried our best — for middle aged people, that is.
First stop: Debbie and Andrew, who are just about the sweetest people we know.

There was some bellying up to the bar to test the British ale on tap.

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And a lot of talking over dinner.
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Just a bunch of friends getting together to meet up, share a meal, talk, laugh, connect.  Thank you Debbie and Andrew.  I love you.

Next stop: Diana and Steve.  We ate and talked and laughed until rather late into the night.  Diana and Steve lovingly embraced us all.  We were fretted over and waited upon and — oh the stories they told!  We were still laughing about it the next morning.  Thank you, Diana and Steve.  I love you.

 

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(Julie with Sam and Pickles)
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Redrokit and me.  We have known each other since we were 17.
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Thank you, Team Julie. Thank you for coming to England and getting up to no good with me. I love you.


5 thoughts on “On Friendships and Blogging

  1. What a lovely post. We love you guys very much too and just had the bestest time with team Julie. I have been thinking of team Julie today, flying back across the Atlantic to the cold and snow! I feel privileged to have met them, thank you Kim. Xxxx

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